Re: NANFA-L-- Shiners and dace

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Shiners and dace
From: Bob Muller (
Date: Sun Dec 19 2004 - 13:21:19 CST


American Minnows are often named shiners, dace or chubs. These names refer to the look of the fish and have little or nothing to do with their classification. Dace have very small scales and therefore have a velvety look, Shiners have big shinny scales and chubs have big dull scales, usually.

Bob Muller

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  Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 12:34 PM
  Subject: NANFA-L-- Shiners and dace

  What is the difference between shiners and dace?


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