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Re: mcclurg luke e Redside Dace

On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Mark Binkley wrote:

> > I have a 55 gallon set up with Northern and Southern Redbelly Dace, Red
> >Shiners, Fathead Minnows, Creek Chubs, Redside Dace, Slender Madtoms and 3
> >Longear Sunfish (I know...sunfish aren't supposed to mix with
> >minners...but this is working and there's no aggression I can see...and
> >it's not a permanent situation).
> Hi Luke,
> I noticed you mentioned the Redside Dace in your reply on 55 gal setups.
> Is this Clinostomus elongatus?  I know of a site here where these can be
> found, but have yet to go hunting them.  I'm just curious about what you
> think of them.  How are they doing in your tank?

They are doing very well.

  How are they colored? 

I can't describe it too well. But I do like their colors.  Check out a
"Petersons Field Guide" for a good description.

> they retain their red all the time?

Mine have retained their red color...though slightly subdued from when I
first got them.

  What about sexual color differences?

I haven't noticed any...haven't tried to get them to spawn though.

> Are yours locally collected?

No.  All the Dace species I currently have were purchased from Ray Katula
at Missifishippi Aquatics.  Although Southern Redbelly Dace are found in
Kansas, I have yet to locate them.  I have found Northern, Southern, and
Redside Dace to all be reasonably social community fishes.  I'm pleased
with how they have been working out and would like to have more if I can
get them.  hint hint   :)


> Thanks!
> Mark Binkley
> Columbus Ohio USA          <))><
> mbinkley at earthling_net
> Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him
> to use "the Net" and he won't bother you for weeks.