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Re: Shiner being called 'Rainbow Dace'
I believe these are the Red Shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis). The same of
which I am sending you 6 of next week. :)
P.S. How much did they want for the Sunfish? I might be interested.
On Wed, 22 Jul 1998, Sajjad Lateef wrote:
> Hi all,
> I went to the fish store today to see if they had any native fish.
> The had two species - the black-banded sunfish (babies - about 3/4" and
> beautiful) and something they called a 'Rainbow Dace'. It looked to me
> like it was a Shiner (looked so much like the fish pictured in baensch-1).
> They were about 3 inches long, deep pink (almost red) fins and a
> bluish/grayish body. Whatever it was ... it sure was pretty.
> Question is: Is there anything called a Rainbow Dace and if so,
> does it look like a Shiner? (I ordered the Peterson's Guide from Amazon
> and I should get it later this week or next week)
> Sajjad Lateef ICQ#13114451 http://www.eecs.uic.edu/~slateef/
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