NANFA-- Luxilus chrysocephalus

Mark (
Tue, 18 May 2004 14:42:35 -0400

At 4:59 PM -0700 5/17/04, Mysteryman wrote:
>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?

Yeah, they are hardy, easy to acclimate and easy to keep. The ones
I've kept from Ohio are most of the time just silvery or brassy in
color. So when you pull them out of the creek, they are not
particularly eye catching except that they are robust and deep bodied
in appearance. They can be quite large and heavy. I've caught them
in the 4 - 6" range. They only color up-in-breeding time. I'm sure
that fishes from different parts of the country are likely to display
different color patterns and degrees of intensity. They are very
common in much of Ohio. The very similar Luxilus cornutus populates
the northern part of the state.

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