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Re: Red Shiner colors
Yep. Thanks to you, I have some great fish.
btw, they seem to like dense vegetation and avoid the open areas
(at least while I am in sight). I'll keep notes on their behaviour when I
can and update this list. Trouble is being a grad student, I tend to live
mostly in school :)
On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, mcclurg luke e wrote:
> Hey Sajjad,
> Are these the ones I sent you? Great advertising for me if they
> On Sat, 29 Aug 1998, Sajjad Lateef wrote:
> > You should have seen the colors of the alpha male Red Shiner
> > today!
> > I had in the tank all by himself for a week to give the plants
> > time to settle. I moved the rest of the shiners (incl the females) to the
> > tank today. The alpha male went wild - contesting territory with the other
> > males and chasing the females. His tail, fins and the spot on top of his
> > head was a neon orange ... bright enough to see in the dark, I bet. The
> > other males didn't show all that much color, though .... they were pretty
> > subdued. Probably mildly stressed from the move.
> > One male and female took over a corner of the tank among the
> > Anacharis and performed a "vertical circle" dance. They must be ready to
> > breed, then. Is late summer/early fall the right time for Shiners to
> > breed? Do they scatter their eggs or stick them to some object? Should I
> > care for the fry with special growing tank, special food or should I let
> > Ma Nature take its course?
> > On another note, Is Ray Wolff on this list? He is a breeder who
> > had advertised in the NANFA trading post and RR's list.
> > Thanks,
> > Sajjad
> > --
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