Re: NANFA-- fundulus chrysotus vs cingulatus

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 19:29:43 -0500

----- All chrysotus no matter the size should show some of those metallic
"prism" spots. Infact, the ones I have anyways, newly hatched fry when held
up to the light ( use a small fish bag with a little water) show the spots.
They look like clear typical fry, with bluish white spots on them, large
spots for the size of the fish. They look kinda weird. The chrysotus should
have gold in the nostrils and a gold spot in front of the dorsal fin when
looking from the top. Cingulatus/rubrifrons have a golden stripe in front of
the dorsal fin about half way to the head. This is usually easy to see even
in individuals as small as an inch ( if no gold nostrils , it is most
definatly a small cingulatus since chrysotus show this early on clearly).
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