NANFA-- red, redfin, rainbow???

kidt cordry (
Fri, 22 Jun 2001 12:00:02 -0400

ok, after reading many posts in the nfc and nanfc archives, and variuos
other places, I am more confused now than ever.

I understand that the Red SHINER is marketed as the RAINBOW DACE and
sometimes as the RAINBOW DANIO and that I own 2 males. Depending on
lighting and angle of view these have silver/blue/violet bodies and pinkish
red/pastel orange fins.

But i have also heard of redFIN shiners, RAINBOW SHINERS, and I think
another fish called a rainbow dace (henceforth refered to as "TURE rainbow

and i think i understand that one of these might be another name for a type
of chub.

SO, anyone want ot clue me in on the differences between these fish?
pics would help.

also, an explanation of exactly what the differnce is between a dace, a
shiner, and a chub.

and for that matter, how does the north american fish called shiners, dace
and chub, compare to the europeon fish that they are named after?
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