What Kind of Crazy fish are THESE??
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » What Kind of Crazy fish are THESE??

What Kind of Crazy fish are THESE??

This is a discussion on What Kind of Crazy fish are THESE?? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I live 60 miles East of Austin Tx. I work in the country pumping oil wells. On some of my oil leases after it ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid
Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid
False Rummy Nose Tetra
False Rummy Nose Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
What Kind of Crazy fish are THESE??
Old 06-22-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
 
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?
crankbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
 
RipPanther1's Avatar
 
Fish

I'm not sure myself, since I'm not big into fish knowledge. Try posting some photos if you can, that might help.
RipPanther1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
 
Flashygrrl's Avatar
 
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
Flashygrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
 
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)
crankbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 07:10 PM   #5
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
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!
okiemavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 09:32 PM   #6
 
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?
crankbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 07:51 AM   #7
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
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.
okiemavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 09:19 AM   #8
 
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....
crankbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 11:47 AM   #9
 
tophat665's Avatar
 
Re: Gathering Killie Eggs

Quote:
Originally Posted by crankbait
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.
tophat665 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #10
 
They are probably a native fish called pupfish.
herefishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My fish went crazy fish5 Freshwater and Tropical Fish 6 07-07-2009 12:39 PM
I Am Officially Fish Crazy And Broke! GuppyColorMaker Characins 7 12-14-2008 01:00 PM
Fish going CRAZY.... vafisher Tropical Fish Diseases 5 01-01-2007 02:05 PM
Crazy fish, commiting suicide? Geisha Tropical Fish Diseases 19 08-12-2006 10:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.