Re: NANFA-L-- Temp range
Wed, 16 Feb 2005 12:34:46 -0600

Andrew, by shiners, do you mean species in the genera _Notropis, Pteronotropis, Cyprinella, Luxilus, Lythurus_? If so, you are talking about many tens of species over a geographic range that includes 2/3 of the continental U.S. exclusive of Canada, most of Northern Mexico, and a good bit of Canada. The preferred temperature differs among the fishes, and ranges as you would expect given the geographic distribution involved.

What particular shiners are you interested in? Regional guidebooks often have this kind of information. For example, Robison and Buchanan give such data for individual species discussed in _Fishes of Arkansas_. In general, the temperature best for a given fish in aquaria is the same as the temperature-in-which it is found in nature.

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----- Original Message -----
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:20 pm
Subject: NANFA-L-- Temp range

> What temperature range do shiners, mudminnows, and northern and
> southern
> killifish prefer?
> Thanks,
> Andrew
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> ----------------------------------------------Invertebrates, they
> may be
> spineless, but they are the backbone of nature.

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