[RML] Peter-Different populations

Dennis Holmes (dhdesign at onthenet.com.au)
Mon, 10 Apr 2000 10:18:34 +1000

if Fish where cought in mountain creek's compared to low land they should be
differant- what sort of distance would you say this would happen 10km 30Km
Say Springbrook to Coomera?

> From: peter.unmack at ASU.Edu
> Reply-To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 10:03:57 -0700 (MST)
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] Rads & Rainbows VS ferral fish!
> On Sun, 9 Apr 2000, Dennis Holmes wrote:
>> Will I find colour variations or body shapes of the same Rainbows in
>> different creeks or would that just be the stage of maturity they are at?
> Different populations often show different colour patterns, sometimes subtle,
> sometimes very different.
>> I've put one of the female fish with no spot in with my son's guppies, 2
>> weeks ago, now it has the black spot, is it a guppy or can Gambusia cross
>> breed?
> They don't cross. Feamles store sperm, hence they always tend to be pregnant,
> hence they don't need males very often. Look at the picture on
> http://www.peter.unmack.net/gambusia these fish are dead, but they look similar in
> real life as far as the spotting patterns.
>> Sorry to bug you with so many silly questions I'm just hungry for
>> knowledge(I'm also not good at spelling)
> Only way to learn is to ask (and/or read). You should a couple web searches
> though, and read over Adrain Tappin's site which is a goldmine for information
> on popular Aussie natives. http://www.ecn.net.au/~atappin/home.htm
> Cheers
> Peter Unmack