this little fellow was captured a while ago, I thought it was a lined topminnow, and I put it in with my golden topminnow, however he is not doing well and not acting like a topminnow, so maybe I made a mistake, he was in a ditch in Venice Fl., near the lower Myakka river, and possibly then brackish.
Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:43 PM
Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:44 PM
Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:15 PM
I'd agree with Isaac on it being a marsh killie, F. confluentus. Males have the black spot on the back of the dorsal fin that this fish has. I've seen them in almost-fresh water, but brackish is the normal habitat. Pulvereus may or may not be a separate species, but it doesn't get down the Florida peninsula. (Per Peterson's Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes.)
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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:39 PM
Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:29 AM
thank you, that's why he's doing so poorly in my freshwater tank
Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:16 AM
It is a marsh killie. They are found in FL at some sites in most to full fresh water, but it is likely very hard where they are found. An addition of just a little salt and some live or frozen foods should pep them right up.
At the convergence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree
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