NANFA-- Fish Fin Injuries

Mark B (
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 11:07:27 -0500

While collecting, I sometimes notice fishes with fins missing, seemingly
due to injuries. I'm always curious when I see this in fish. Some of the
chubsuckers we found in Tom's River NJ had tail injuries. Some fish we
caught in Kentucky last week had similar injuries. Last night, I fed some
small cichlids to some pickerel. One pickeral caught a cichlid by the
tail. The cichlid thrashed around until it finally got loose minus the
caudal fin. Interesting!

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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