Re: NANFA-L-- More Fish IDs

Dan Johnson (
Wed, 17 May 2006 22:40:11 -0500

Thanks Dave and Peter,

I have also collected what I believe are actual Rio Grande Cichlids in
the Houston area, but were much smaller and I don't have photos of
them. The particular area I found these was a sluggish tributary to
lake Houston. I caught probably five of them with a cast net. All were
big. Curiously this Houston fish survey I reference a lot did not have
any Tilapia recorded anywhere.

--Dan wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> I finally realized there was a period included in your url, eleminated
> it, and got in. Most of the ids given look correct. However, what
> you have labeled Rio Grande cichlid is a blue tilapia (nice
> specimen). Too bad this exotic is taking over so much Texas water.
> Of course, the cichlid is out of place in the Colorado, too.
> Dave Mc
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