Gila chub

Discussion in 'General Freshwater Aquarium Keeping' started by AssassinJimmie, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. AssassinJimmie

    AssassinJimmie Chris B

    we are on vacation in Arizona. In Tucson we visited Sabino canyon which usually has a strong flowing stream that is fed entirely by rain and snow melt. This year is the first time it has been dry during the winter in 120 years.
    Anyway in the middle of the desert there is a population of fish called the Gila Chub. It only exists here and supposedly in an couple other remote areas of the Sonora desert.
    I was able to find a few small stagnant pools of water in the dried up river bed that still had populations of fish. I got some videos that aren’t great but are kinda cool when I get around to uploading them so I can post a link.
    It was a cool thing to see considering they could become extinct with the potential of severe drought on the horizon.

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