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    Default Re: Anybody keeping Native Fish?

    Gila topminnow?

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    Default Re: Anybody keeping Native Fish?

    These are the Mummichog "killifish" native to our marshes that I've also kept.We called them gudgeons.The females are rather dull and look like a female guppy.Great for bait.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummichog

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    Gila topminnow?
    I'm thinking that's possible. They are endangered in Arizona and non existent in New Mexico now. But they fit the description. This is such a small very specific creek. I've seen Tadpoles, what I believe to be Cichlasoma Beani and this Gila Topminnow. I went today, and the creek is just about dried up (though the water flows underground... that doesn't help the fish). I almost grabbed a few of the cichlids, actually I did, but then I released them back. Here's what the scene looked like today.

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    It's a little sad seeing them like that, but at least the birds will be happy.

    Are there any wild molly species where you live? You're on the opposite end of my favorite Mexican fish, the Yucatan molly.

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    It is sad. One good rainstorm could fill that creek up and give them some relief. I saw decent thunderclouds building in the Sierra, so maybe they will receive some.

    I need to do more exploring of the creeks / rivers. I'm in Alamos, which is classified as a dry jungle (weird).. Depending on the season we are either, Jungle, Mountain or Desert.... We have very few creeks and rivers. But there are hidden little pools in some of the canyons that are isolated... I'd like to explore some of those... but honestly, they are located in cartel controlled areas, so you can't go about exploring just any old place....

    I've never seen the Yucatan Molly. It's striking...
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    Peter,
    Thats really cool. Hopefully those populations of fish evolved to deal with the conditions and this is just part of the normal cycle.

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    Use to keep wild mollies and swordtails here in NW Florida 20 years ago was able to collect them in just about any freshwater pond and creek now they are almost impossible to find .. tried my had at blue gills and bass too but they were really aggressive .. one the salt side kept pinfish and sheepshead and mangrove snappers

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    Once the rains returned to Alamos, I released the wild specimens. Lots of good water and food available for them.
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