Questions tagged [fish-identification]

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Identification of a tropical fish with saw-like dorsal fin?

Today, I went fishing in a local water reservoir with my younger siblings. We wanted to see if this man-made fresh water lake would have any fish. We live on a tropical island in the Southwestern ...
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What is this fish that looks like a common roach with black eyes and red gills?

Fish like this have been caught recently (this Autumn) in many freshwater bodies in Sweden (like Dalbergsån) and no one knows what they are supposed to be (as written in this article). Apparently, ...
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Bass identification

Can someone help identify this fish? I was almost certain it was a smallmouth bass, which is what we were catching all day. But after looking back at the pictures this is the lightest one I've seen by ...
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Name of this freshwater fish with diamond shaped spots and a single top fin, caught in a river in South Florida, USA

I don't know many fish so I am trying to get names of fish as I catch them. Can you tell from these pictures what type of fish this is? Unfortunately, I gut hooked this one. It was caught in a river ...
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What is this 40 cm long greenish and golden shining fish with brown fins?

I caught this fish yesterday in St. John river in Canada. My father and I don't know what it is. Fish like this have been caught recently (this Summer). Apparently, the fish was caught using worms.
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How can catfish appear in our pond?

We have a small pond stocked with blue gill and now catfish are appearing. How did the catfish get there if we never stocked them?
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Name of this Forked Fin Fish with Teeth Caught in Miami River, Florida, USA

What type of fish is this? I caught this fish in the Miami River in Southern Florida, USA. This river is brackish I believe, so I am not sure whether it is saltwater or freshwater. It is brown, green,...
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What type of Sunfish is this?

I have been fishing in a small lake in Southern Indiana. We’ve caught many Bluegill in the same place and caught this small, I’m assuming young Sunfish today. Is this just a Bluegill that happens to ...
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What type of fish is this?

I caught this fish in a canal in South Florida that I believe is brackish because I also caught some Florida Gar. At first I thought it was a Blue Gill but I am wondering if it might be a Mayan ...
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