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

This appears to be a Tilapia sparrmanii Pictures: Brief description: Tilapia sparrmanii, the banded tilapia, or vlei kurper, is a widespread and adaptable cichlid fish that is found in warmer ...
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What is this fish that looks like a common roach with black eyes and red gills?

Well, it seems that the mystery was solved: it is a common roach with a guanin deficiency that causes them to have a different colour, as explained by this ecologist (in Swedish).
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Bass identification

It is a very pale colored smallmouth bass. The eyes are red , the upper jaw of smallmouth bass extends to the middle of the eye like the picture shows, the body has brown vertical bands and is sandy ...
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What is this 40 cm long greenish and golden shining fish with brown fins?

It appears to be a smallmouth bass based on this MN DNR link.
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What is this 40 cm long greenish and golden shining fish with brown fins?

Adding to @acpilot's answer, it appears New Brunswick, while not part of the native range of the smallmouth bass, is part of the expanded range of the fish. That further leads to a possible ...
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How can catfish appear in our pond?

How can catfish appear in our pond? I have seen this a few times. There are basicly three primary ways for fish to end up in new ponds. There are three primary ways for fish to end up in new ponds. ...
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Name of this Forked Fin Fish with Teeth Caught in Miami River, Florida, USA

That's an Inshore Lizardfish. The coloring and range are right and so is the description of the head and the teeth. It looks like they are edible but not deliberately caught by most people.
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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

That looks like a mangrove snapper, (there are quite a few different names of snapper) and I am making the identification on two things, the pattern of diamond shaped spots and the top fin being whole ...
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What type of fish is this?

The fish in the above image is a Mayan cichlid (Mayaheros urophthalmus sym. Cichlasoma urophthalmum). Short Description "Cichlasoma urophthalmus is a medium sized cichlid fish. Adults range ...
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How can catfish appear in our pond?

Ducks (and other animals) can transport fish (and other aquatic) eggs (and seeds etc.) on their feet or other parts of their bodies. This is a main way that life moves from water body to water body.
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What type of Sunfish is this?

Most Likely, you are correct and it is a Pumpkinseed Sunfish. Though, pan fish interbreed and it could be mixed. The fish identification page (PDF:20/ Printed:37) in the 2019 Michigan Fishing Guide ...
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