Re: NANFA-- L ommata egg?
Sat, 7 Oct 2000 16:57:19 EDT

In a message dated 10/7/00 4:18:23 PM, writes:

<< What I find really fascinating is that many years ago there was a photo

published on the cover of an aquarium magazine, I don't recall which, that

showed either a Lucania or Leptolucania with an egg hanging from the strand.

As I recall, this photo was discredited as either an optical illusion, or

staged. I think I have a reference somewhere and will try to find it. >>

It is interesting that W. T. Innes in his book Exotic Aquarium Fishes
attributes this sort of phenomenon to Cubanichthys cubensis and shows a
picture of it. Also shows it for Oryzias latipes. On the page for Chriopeops
goodei he says they spawn somewhat in the manner of Cubanichthys cubensis. I
could not find the cover photo that Charlie refers to, but I only looked in
old Aquarium magazines.

Lee Harper

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