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. http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?archive=true&e=1459074
Photo: Erling Holm / © ROM
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