The fathead minnow has adapted to its environment and habitat in many ways. They move throughout different parts of their habitat several times per year due to habitat change such as weather, breeding, etc.

Response to Stimuli: The fathead minnow senses and reacts to certain stimuli. These fish have been shown to exhibit a reaction to chemosensory cues along with visual cues. They react to these stimuli for the maintenance of kin groups (interaction) that share similar foraging or predator avoidance patterns. Also they use their senses to recognize former shoal mates after some period of separation; demonstrating the fathead minnows sense of mutual attraction to one another.  More detail is exhibited in this experiment.

So the fish are settled in and adapted to their home.

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