Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fish Horror Tale #3: Room mate horror

There was a horror movie released this spring called  "The Roommate", where a freshman deals with a psycopath stranger sharing her space. We think that is nothing compared to a real-life bad roommate called a cutlip minnow.

The cutlip minnow is a small fish found only in the Northeast US and parts of Canada.  It gets the vote for the worst roommate ever.  When crowded in a tank the little fish has a really nasty habit of plucking out and eating the eyes of other fish!

Here is a story of some research finding a small population in the St. Lawrence River.

 Photo: Erling Holm / © ROM

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