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NFC: Re: FW: BoardRoom: what kind of minnow do i have?
One of the exotic introduced gobies?
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From: Paul Sachs <deano at aquaculturestore_com>
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Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2001 12:22 PM
Subject: NFC: FW: BoardRoom: what kind of minnow do i have?
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> From: Cynthia [mailto:xphilez2 at aol_com]
> Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2001 11:42 AM
> To: deano at aquaculturestore_com
> Subject: BoardRoom: what kind of minnow do i have?
> Time: Sun, 18-Nov-2001 16:41:41 GMT IP: 18.104.22.168
> hi guys! i am having a lot of difficulty figuring out what kind
> of fish i have! i am a student worker at my college in central
> ohio. i work in the biology labs taking care of all of our
> animals. included in our collectio are a freshwater tank and a
> reef tank. last week, one of my professors brought me 3
> freshwater minnows (that's what he called them) he found and i
> wanted to make a tag for them like we have for the other fish in
> the tanks with common name, picture, scientific name, and native
> habitat(s). too bad i have NO idea what he has brought me! the
> minnows i can find that have the same markings, do not have the
> same fin configuration! the ones whose fins look right are from
> a totally different region of the world or have different
> coloring! i am so confused! i will try to give you guys the best
> description i can and hope someone can tell me what it is! if
> there are any ohio fishermen here, i'd love to hear from you! :)
> okay, here goes:
> -- small, maybe 5 cm long (don't know how old they are, though)
> -- 2 dorsal fins, 1 long and flat (sometimes 'stuck' to the
> body), the other long and flat also but more of a triangle shape
> at the same time.
> -- 1 anal fin, triangular.
> -- 1 pair of fins behind the gills. these are relatively small.
> -- 1 pair of fins behind the gills and under the body more.
> smaller than the fins behind the gills.
> -- fish is a light brown, thin darker brown line down it's side
> (head to tail) with darker brown scales here and there above the
> -- rounded head with mouth kind of on bottom of head
> -- not a rounded tail fin, more like a goldfish tail fin (you
> know it looks like 2 tail fins - i don't know what it is called,
> -- stays at the bottom of the tank
> if you would like to see a sketch i made of it, go here:
> (please keep in mind i am a BIO major, not an art major! ;) )
> i thought it might be a bluntnose minnow, but they only have 1
> dorsal fin and no darker brown spots above the line.
> i also thought it was a johnny darter, but the dorsal fins are
> flatter on the fish we have, there is no darker brown line on
> the johnny darter, and i don't think the dorsal spines (is that
> what they are called?) are as obvious on our fish as they are on
> this darter.
> i would appreciate ANY help! THANK YOU!
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