Re: NANFA-- Mean Fish

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 28 Jan 2001 17:53:14 -0500

I'm at a loss to explain a bizarrely aggressive F. escambiae female. I have
a large tank in which I keep Fundulus olivaceus, F. notti and F. catenatus
together with no agonistic behaviors. I've never kept either escambiae or
lineolatus so I can't really comment. But the three species I'm keeping
together get along well with various shiners and darters, too.

-Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>From: Jeffrey Fullerton <>
>To: "" <nanfa at>
>Subject: NANFA-- Mean Fish
>Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 13:49:23 -0500
>Native Fish Enthusiasts
>Last night when I checkd on my fish room I found the pair of Southern
>Starheads - F. notti had been battered pretty bad by the single Eastern
>Starhead - F. escambiae I had introduced last week. This tells me a
>little more about the variation of temperments among these closely
>related species. Though they may look superficially alike - esp the
>females the F. escambiae had no difference and did not care at all for
>their company.

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