from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ichthyology, a genus of small cyprinoid fishes; the true minnows, of small size, tapering form, and brilliant colors, the lateral line incomplete if present, the dorsal fin behind the ventrals, and the mouth without barbels.
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- n. minnows
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Common fishes include: Naemacheilus barbatulus, Phoxinus phoxinus, Cottus poecilopus, Cottus sibiricus, Hucho taimen, and Brachymystax lenok.
They all spawn in pools left by the overflowing of rivers, and near to reedy places in marshes; as for instance the phoxinus or minnow and the perch.
But the Minnow, _C. phoxinus_, is the jolliest little fish in the tank.