Re: NANFA-- m. duboulayi

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 16 Feb 2000 11:14:02 -0400


Has anybody contacted you about this? I looked as the USGS Nonindigenous Fishes
website and did not see the "urban rainbowfish" listed. If your source is
correct, they you may have an overlooked an exotic record. You should contact
either Pam Fuller or Leo Nico with your source. Their email addys are at the
Nonindigenous Fishes website at

Chris Scharpf

From: Frauley/Elson <>
To: nanfa <>
Subject: NANFA-- m. duboulayi
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 13:02:40 -0500

I just read a reference in an Australian rainbowfish site about
Melanotaenia duboulayi, the "urban rainbowfish" having had an
established population in the Mississippi in the mid 1920s. That was an
old aquarium fish introduction.
Does anyone know what happened to this hopefully temporary population?
I've never seen a reference to them being established in US waters, but
I've seen a few Internet threads about Melanotaenia being ideal pond
fish, were it not for their jumping...

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