RE: NANFA-- Mayan Cichlids living in Florida
Mon, 22 Dec 2003 12:25:46 -0600

Jim wrote:
>>>Looks like a new fish will/or should be added to the list of game fish in
Florida. The Mayan Cichlid has been around a few years here but now has made
the big times with a national news network picking up the story. The number of Feral
fish is out pacing the number of vanity license plates have to offer, (I
well over 50)<<<

Jan responds:
We were sampling last month at several locations in south Florida. Dominant
benthic fishes were sailfin catfishes (Pterygoplichthys spp.). Dominant
pelagic fishes were tilapia and Mayans. They are abundant !
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