Spawning behavior of the slim minnow, Pimephales tenellus

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Little is known about the life history and habits, including the reproductive behavior, of Pimephales tenellus. I collected 182 individuals and transferred them into 10 aquaria; of these fish, 18 pairs spawned. Based on my aquarium observations, P. tenellus exhibited the egg-clustering strategy similar to the other species of Pimephales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalSouthwestern Naturalist
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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