What are these?

A lot of field herpers seem to go fishing, or maintain aquariums, as much as they do herp! Any and all things fish are welcome in this forum.

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Noah M
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What are these?

Post by Noah M » May 6th, 2016, 4:28 pm

Dipnetted from a large lake in north central Florida. Any help would be appreciated. All were no more than 4".

Small catfish?
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No clue
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Also no clue
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Again, no clue
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Re: What are these?

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » May 6th, 2016, 6:58 pm

I'm just making guesses, and I am very often wrong. First photo appears to be juvenile bullhead catfish. Last one is some sort of sunfish. No idea about the middle two, but your photos are glorious.
So happy that you are getting into dipnetting. I look forward to your future posts about your finds. I'm a native fish maniac. Keep the pictures coming, please. I expect to learn a lot from your posts.

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Re: What are these?

Post by Noah M » May 9th, 2016, 12:09 pm

I expect to learn a lot from your posts.
I wouldn't hold your breath. I appreciate all of the compliments, but I'm also here to get schooled! (I know, bad pun.)

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » May 9th, 2016, 3:13 pm

It was quite the excellent pun!

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Re: What are these?

Post by gcsnelling » May 9th, 2016, 5:39 pm

The last one appears to be a cichlid of some sort.

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Re: What are these?

Post by Noah M » May 12th, 2016, 7:59 am

I asked a colleague who studies invasive fish in Florida what he thought, and he said it looked like a juvenile blue tilapia.
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Re: What are these?

Post by gretzkyrh4 » May 26th, 2016, 9:17 am

Hey Noah.

These are all guesses, but I'd go with:

1. Channel Catfish (this is the one I'm least certain of)

2. Golden Top Minnow or a closely related species

3. Spotted or Largemouth Bass fingerling

4. Some variety of Tilapia?

Even if I'm wrong, I hope my suggestions might point you in the right direction.

Chris

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Re: What are these?

Post by Berkeley Boone » August 23rd, 2016, 5:34 am

gretzkyrh4 wrote:Hey Noah.

These are all guesses, but I'd go with:

1. Channel Catfish (this is the one I'm least certain of)

2. Golden Top Minnow or a closely related species

3. Spotted or Largemouth Bass fingerling

4. Some variety of Tilapia?

Even if I'm wrong, I hope my suggestions might point you in the right direction.

Chris
Agreed, except the only change I would make would be #1 is a bullhead (probably a brown) and #2 is definitely a Golden topminnow.

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