Re: NANFA-L-- Pigeon Mtn dace/chub hybrid

J. C. (
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 13:38:13 -0700 (PDT)

I know all about the sneaker males as some killifish hide their maleness to keep from getting beat up by the alpha males. The hybred bluegill are man made for the purpose I mentioned. But if you catch and place simular fish in a closed enviroment like a tank or pond and do not let the fish have a mate of its own kind you can make hybreds that would not normally be found naturally. wrote:However, hybrids do regularly occur in nature. Minnows that spawn in
pebble piles in streams, such as southern redbelly dace/Luxilus hybrids
are known, as are Notropis nubilus hybrids with other pebble spawning
forms. Hybrid sunfish regularly show up in farm ponds, though as Bruce
commented, fish thought to be hybrids often are not -- just different
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