RE: NANFA-L-- RFI NA Aquarium Fish

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Fri, 19 May 2006 14:01:16 -0500

>I'm curious about what North American fish species, if any, are being sold
>in the aquarium fish trade.>>>

>>>channel catfish
Florida flagfish (Jordanella floridae)
rosy red feeder minnows
sailfin mollies (either Poecilia latipinna or P. velifera, or hybrids
of the two and other species)
Texas cichlids<<<

In addition to the above, red shiner (aka rainbow minnow, fire barb, etc;
Cyprinella lutrensis), golden topminnow (Fundulus chrysotus), bluefin
killifish (Lucania goodei) are occassionally sold. Historically, sailfin
shiner (Pteronotropis hypselopterus), coastal shiner (aka American danio;
Notropis petersoni), and pygmy sunfishes (Elassoma spp.) were also sold in
fish stores. All can be found in older aquarium literature (e.g., Innes'
"Exotic Aquarium Fishes"; issues of Tropical Fish Hobbyist from the 1960s and

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS
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