Re: NANFA-- More on convention: F. olivaceus & F. notatus
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 02:23:46 EDT

In a message dated 8/27/00 1:17:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I've found (although I'm not nearly the Fundulus expert you are)
that newly captured specimens have strikingly different colors than
they do after they have settled down. Newly captured "olivaceous"
from some drainages in my area have a GREEN band consisting of
short vertical bars. When placed in an aquarium they look like
regular olivaceous. >>

Could this different coloring only present when first captured be: 1). the
result of some special water conditions which need to be duplicated in
aquaria in order for the original color to be retained or 2). merely a
"fright" coloration pattern ?

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