Re: NANFA-- It just wasn't my day. Also, a mystery.

Mysteryman (
Mon, 17 May 2004 16:59:03 -0700

Bruce Stallsmith wrote:
> The trip to Franklin sounds good, but I'm othewise committed...
> But, I think the mystery fish you saw were probably the striped shiner,
> Luxilus chrysocephalus. They're probably the only Luxilus that far south,
> and they have a robust build and the males can turn surprisingly vivid
> shades of red, yellow and orange on parts of their body.
> If you found burrhead shiners there, I assume you were somewhere in the Lime
> Hills. I figured it out!
Well, okay then. I guess for now I'll just have to go along with that,
but these fish had their red & yellow switched backward from the
description I red for the chrysocephalus, having yellow bodies and red
tails. I suppose there's room for individuality?
At any rate, these beauties were real stunners, whatever they were. Has
anyone here ever kept this chrysocephalus?
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