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Re: Identification help: Amphibians

Unread post by JenB » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:56 pm

Please post your Amphibians for ID help here. :)
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Fish ID help needed

Unread post by arks » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:02 pm

Can anyone help with an ID for these fish, which I think are perhaps two different sorts? Seen from the Olifants high level bridge in November 2014.

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Re: Fish ID help needed

Unread post by Dup » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:38 am

Morning arks, I'am not an expert but a big fish lover and one of my favourite " ANIMALS " TO SPOT;
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1) first fish is the Sarotherodon mossambicus or blue curper/blue tilapia(afrikaans blou kurper).Most common in the rivers of the Easter Lowveld. During breeding or older fish, could be nearly dark blue /black with white along the cheeks,look like grey side whiskers.Prominent is the red on the fins .
2) Your second fish got me exited because it look to me like a Yellow fish-big scale (Afrikaans Grootskub geelvis) Barbus marequensis. There are about 6 species of Yellow fish in Southern Africa and most of them struggle to survive.
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Re: Fish ID help needed

Unread post by arks » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:15 pm

Thanks for the IDs of the fish, Dup :gflower: and for all the interesting additional information about them 8)
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Re: Identification help: Amphibians

Unread post by timoha » Sun May 28, 2017 7:39 pm

The bird is Pied kingfisher - but what's the ID of fish?

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Re: Identification help: Amphibians

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:13 pm

Most likely a Banded tilapia.
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