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post #1 of 10 Old 06-22-2008, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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What Kind of Crazy fish are THESE??

I live 60 miles East of Austin Tx. I work in the country pumping oil wells. On some of my oil leases after it rains there appears a little rainbow green red and yellow highly energetic minnows. They stay in just inches of water until the puddles dry and disappear. Then its just like they were never there. Until it rains again. And then the fire ants go crazy after the eggs. What the Heck are they?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-23-2008, 02:35 PM
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I'm not sure myself, since I'm not big into fish knowledge. Try posting some photos if you can, that might help.
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post #3 of 10 Old 06-23-2008, 06:40 PM
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Makes me think of annual killifish.

Any of these look familiar? http://www.killi.co.uk/AfricanAnnuals.php
http://www.killi.co.uk/SAmericanAnnuals.php

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post #4 of 10 Old 06-24-2008, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Austrolebias adloffi Canal Andreoni, I think!!!

Hey thank for the links, I believe that we are on to something!! I couldn't find an exact but I'm sure it is the Austrolebias adloffi Canal Andreoni. This is beginning to be interesting. After chasing a few more links I found a new world of aquascaping.<-(my new word)

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-24-2008, 07:10 PM
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Oh god, yes. Aquascaping has taken over my life. It's like a whole new side of fish keeping I didn't even know existed. :D

Killies are very cool- I wonder if your local laws allows you to collect them. It'd be cool if you took some home and got some photos for us!
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-24-2008, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't think that there would be a local law that would stop a person from harvesting a few Killies. I have to drive through the middle of them to get to the oil well and there are bunches of birds standing in the mud holes having a feast. Right now might be the time to dig for eggs since it is so dry. Maybe I could build some sort of sifting screen and just try to harvest the eggs. You got any ideas? Then what do you do with the eggs? Mail them to people? Are there restrictions for mailing Killie eggs in the mail?

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-25-2008, 07:51 AM
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You'd be surprised by laws actually. Here in Massachusetts it's illegal to collect ANY fish for the aquarium, even though they are legal to collect as bait. You're not even allowed to take home extra bait at the end of the day.
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-25-2008, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Gathering Killie Eggs

Mercy mercy, we are all born outlaws..if there were no laws then there would be no OUTLAWS!!! I know that the Texas Parks and Wildlife has a web site that is very extensive. I'll check there to see if they have any law stating if a person can gather Killie eggs....

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-25-2008, 11:47 AM
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Re: Gathering Killie Eggs

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Mercy mercy, we are all born outlaws..if there were no laws then there would be no OUTLAWS!!! I know that the Texas Parks and Wildlife has a web site that is very extensive. I'll check there to see if they have any law stating if a person can gather Killie eggs....
Texas has some of the most restrictive aquarium fish laws in the country.

My advice? Don't collect fish eggs. Collect soil samples.

It's like how I ship homebrew to competitions - "Live Yeast Samples".

/ What aquascaping links did you find? Always looking for good ideas.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-25-2008, 12:15 PM
They are probably a native fish called pupfish.
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