Re: NANFA-L-- Fish ID request

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Mon, 15 May 2006 22:40:31 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 15 May 2006, Dan Johnson wrote:

> #12: I found a survey of Houston area fish online. Both Notropis
> ludibundus and N. amabilis have been collected in the general vicinity
> of where this one was collected, according to the survey. Is there any
> chance it could be the latter?

N. amabilis are a little fragile and more difficult to transport. Also,
they have a pretty large eye. In aquaria, especially in brighter light,
they have a thin irredescent green mid lateral band and they tend to be
very strongly midwater. N. stramineus has a smaller eye, is fairly hardy,
lacks the midlateral band and tends to occupy the lower levels of a fish

Hope that helps.

If you are interested we'll probably be making a very brief trip down to
the Frio River to collect some amabilis for experiments in early June.
It will be mid week though. Anyway, you'd be welcome to join us.

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