RE: NANFA-- Texas cichlid vs. Blue Texas cichlid

Leo Arieux (
Mon, 6 Jan 2003 11:18:10 -0600 (CST)

I do not know about Texas but H. cynoguttatum is in Lake Pontchartrain
in New Orleans, La. In fact they have been there for several years. I
brought this to the attention of Dr. Robert Cashner an
Ichthyologist,Zoogeographer and Dean of the Graduate School at the
University of New Orleans.

He in turn co authored a paper that was presented in N.C. several years
ago. An interesting and quite prolific fish. I discovered them in a
pumping station canal that pumped rain water into the lake. I became
concerned that a cichlid was now loose and breeding in a place that was
no where near to their native habitat.I reported it and so the good dr.
was contacted ...the rest is history.

Just another case of "a fish release".
(I do not think they swam down from the Rio Grande to Louisiana) , We do
not have near as many invasive non-indigenous fish as Florida as it does
get too cold for most to survive. I wouldn't mind catching some cory's
locally however.


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