Re: NANFA-- Land fish

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 10 Mar 2002 12:06:32 -0600

I have also had several species of rivulus that would stay above the water
line for long periods of time. It is interesting.

A bit less fish on land, but interesting none the less is what I seen bowfin
doing here in the marsh. I do not know if this was just one fish with a
defect, or something they do, and why. A small hole in a ditch there was
some slabs of concrete set along the highway at an angle into the water to
stop erosion. Tall grasses would grow up around these and provide shade. I
would approach to see a bowfin with the front half of its body on this slab.
It would quickly slide back into the water when I approached. This happened
over an entire summer.

I have also seen green sunfish follow insects along the shore, and then
jumpd out and grab them, a length sometimes longer than their body.

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