RE: NANFA-L-- Big female red shiner turns red-blue

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 01 Jan 2006 13:18:56 -0500

I don't know if it's normal or not, but any kind of sequential
hermaphroditism in cyprinids is something that I don't recall ever hearing
about. Maybe the females live long enough in captivity so that they enter
such a phase?

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the balmy Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Subject: NANFA-L-- Big female red shiner turns red-blue
>Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 00:51:11 +0700
>I had observed that some female red shiners I have grow big and change
>their coloration from silvery to light bluish with reddish cap similar
>to male [but less intense]. Is this normal in nature too?
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