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#1 Guest_OTdarters_*

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 06:29 PM

What is the smallest shiner, dace or minnow native to the midwest?
Also, what is the most colorful shiner, dace or minnow native to the midwest?

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:15 AM


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Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:17 PM

In most places on average the usual red shiner [in middle of NA] is one of the most attractive minnows whose male coloration stays on most of the time in the aquarium. Just be careful not to dump them into nonnative waters.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:27 PM

Someday I may clean the glass before taking photos, but heres redbelly dace from Kansas.

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The red on the dace is definitely the brightest color Ive seen in a minnow, but the red shiners with their blue bodies and red fins get my vote as the prettiest. And their ability to survive nuclear fallout makes them a great choice for the novice aquarium keeper.

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