limnerichtys

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The limnerichtys is a fresh water fish that is solely indigenous to Texas. It prefers roomy ponds, creeks and streams. The female carries her eggs in a transparent sac on her lower back until just before time for them to hatch. When Mom Nature calls “Time!”, limnerichtys escapes to a dark shallow part of her habitat, and she slips into a trance-like state of stasis. Before long, her young shoot from the sac and into the water behind her. When mama fish is empty, she shakes her fins and her tail propels her several feet away from the nursery. And she’s off.

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