NANFA-- campastoma black spots?

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 17 Nov 2001 22:55:28 -0600

I was out spotting ( running around with a spot light in the dark) my gar
river pond. I was checking out the stonerollers who love the water fall and
spring run area. I noticed some of them have eradicly spaced scales on there
back that are blackish. Its not a parasite, its clear to see its coloration,
since the scale is perfectly colored. Not all of them have it. The fish are
around three inches give or take a bit. Is this normal coloration? I am not
sure if they are central or bigscales, we have both here. Could this be the
difference between the two? The ones with coloration seem to have larger
scales than the others.

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