Sheepshead Minnow; 25


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The Florida sheepshead minnow is an exceptionally beautiful member of the pupfishes. Omnivorous, feeding on organic detritus and algae as well as micro-crustaceans, and dipteran larvae. Sheepshead minnows will also remove external parasites from other fishes when the infected fish shows a distinctive, invitational posture. Species sometimes displays a “plowing” behavior, picking up mouthfuls of sand and expelling it at intervals, believed to be the means by which small plants or animals hidden in the bottom substrate are obtained.

Fun Fact: Sheepshead minnows, mollies, guppies, and their brethren are known as the pupfishes because they give live birth to their young.

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