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 Post subject: ID Help - fish
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:48 am 
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Is it possible to tell what sort of fish this darter has caught? Seen at Marina da Gamma (Cape Town) in early May 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: ID Help - fish
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Arks, I suck at fish, but I think it is a carp.

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 Post subject: Re: ID Help - fish
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Googling a bit, it seems that I may be correct.

http://users.iafrica.com/g/gr/gregt/marina/fish.html

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 Post subject: Re: ID Help - fish
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Thanks, WTM! That is a very cool selection of MdG fishies that you found :clap: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: ID Help - fish
Unread postPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:51 am 
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I'm no itcholigist, but the Squared off tail, spikey dorsal , Tilapia would be my answer

http://www.illustrationsource.com/stock ... pia-nigra/

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 Post subject: Re: ID Help - fish
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Looks very much like a tilapia. Though I can't rule out grass carp completely. Not an expert,just a fisher woman. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: ID Help - fish
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Many thanks, Gilbertr14 and AKadwa. It certainly does look quite like that tilapia illustration!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Amphibians
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Please post your Amphibians for ID help here. :)

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