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Mudminnow Attack Stance

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#1 Guest_dsaavedra_*

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:10 PM

anybody else find that little attack mode pose that mudminnows make when they see food fascinating? i sure do!

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Edited by dsaavedra, 20 January 2009 - 01:11 PM.

#2 Guest_BTDarters_*

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:07 AM

Yeah, it's pretty cool! Your fish in the pike family will do that, too. Nice photo!


#3 Guest_natureman187_*

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:09 PM

Nice shot! It's hard to get them to stay that way for a picture.

#4 Guest_dafrimpster_*

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 05:29 PM

I know this is an old thread but I just got six eastern mudminnows yesterday. I had left the lights off to let them acclimate. I cam home form work today and turned on the lights. I gave them and our or so to get use dot the light. Then I grabbed a nice handful of java moss out of my scud culture tank and put it in with the mud minnows. Nothing for a few minutes until the scuds started swimming around a bit. These little guys are fierce. They wnet into the attack stance as in the picture and would pursue a scud all over the tank to catch it. Awesome little fish. I am looking forward to observing their behavior.

#5 Guest_smilingfrog_*

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:40 AM

I have a brook stickleback that makes similar poses when about to pounce upon an unsuspecting piece of diced shrimp. :smile2:

#6 Guest_bart_*

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 08:11 AM

I recently acquired a handful of mudminnows with the help of Ed Bihary and I would agree. I love how they motor up to the food and pounce. Kinda silly looking. I would recommend mudminnows to anyone, they are great.

#7 Guest_dsaavedra_*

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 09:19 PM

all my mudminnows either committed suicide or got eaten :unsure:

#8 Guest_dafrimpster_*

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:23 PM

They jumped out of the tank? Mine are in an open top tank....

#9 Guest_dsaavedra_*

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 11:16 AM

yeah the one i had in my open top 5 gal tank jumped out.

two of them i had in my 55 gal tank got eaten by my crawfish, and the 3rd one i had in my 55 gal got picked on by my sunfish and would not eat and just died one day.

#10 Guest_choupique_*

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:01 AM

That is why I vote to give the mudminnow a PR advancement and start calling them "Pygmy Pike".

#11 Guest_njJohn_*

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:15 AM

When I was a kid I had a mystery fish that I caught and kept. I'm begining to think it was a mudminnow. I losy him when he jumped out, also. Mine stayed at the surface. Mainly in the front of the tank and would eat a pinch of flakes from my fingers. Cool little pike like fish. Sound like a mudminnow?

#12 Guest_panfisherteen_*

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:57 PM

mudminnows are more of a bottom fish, so i doubt that it was a mudminnow (although one member on here had mudminnows that would grab empty shells, drop them in the current of the filter and chase them

#13 Guest_njJohn_*

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:19 PM

Thanks, looks like I'll never know what this fish was. ](*,)

#14 Guest_Burbot_*

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:27 PM

my mudminnows (central) prefer to stay right at the surface, although sometimes they hang around near the bottom. I would say that the majority of my mudminnow experience places them right at the surface.

#15 Guest_dsaavedra_*

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:57 PM

my mudminnows stayed right at the surface a good deal of the time, or just hovering somewhere mid-water-column. they also stayed at the bottom a lot too. if it looked like a mudminnow it probably was.

#16 Guest_njJohn_*

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:49 AM

I'm pretty convinced it was. I caught it in a killie trap with a ton of killies. Then it lived in my tropical 20gal comunity tank till it jumped out. thanks

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