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Re: Rainbow Dace?
On Tue, 8 Jul 1997 23:39:58 -0500 "Steve Gates"
<swgates at worldnet_att.net> writes:
>My local PetSmart has had a tankfull of hardy, relatively plain
>more than a month. They are offered for sale as "Rainbow Dace." I'm
>familiar with the species. Does it really exist or is this just
>case of creative nomenclature?
Probably Petersons Feild guide does not list the "rainbow Dace" as a
>>From the shape of the fish, I could believe that it's a dace. But
>almost complete lack of color makes describing it difficult. There is
>hint of a bluish band similar to the band on a Southern Redbelly.
>than that, its color can only be described as slightly silverish.
Could it be the dreaded Fathead Minnow ?
>Please advise if you're familiar with this fish. If it really is a
>I'd like to see what cooler, faster water could do to its coloration.