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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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Do jellyfish actively avoid swimmers in Mediterranean?

Jellyfish, while mobile, are not capable of much evasion. They can steer their bodies, but they are limited in their ability to get out of the way of a faster organism - which is why the majority rely ...
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What is the survival rate for fish restocked via airplane?

The web site UtahFishFinder claims a 99% survival rate (assuming the fish hit the water). I presume height of drop could influence it. They drop the fish anywhere between 50 and 150 feet: Once he's ...
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How long can fresh water fish live on a stringer?

A fish can survive a few hours on a stringer, but they're generally not the best approach. The fish will struggle against the stringer and injure itself, which can damage the fish and raises other ...
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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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How do some of the materials in the clothing we wear endanger marine life and the undersea environment?

Much of our clothing, particularly outdoorsy technical clothing, is made of plastic (nylon is a plastic). The plastic in our clothing is largely inert, but it is subject to mechanical wear and tear. ...
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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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How long can fresh water fish live on a stringer?

Getting the fish home fresh is more important than how long it actually lives on the stringer. If you don't have a cooler and you don't have a live tank a stringer is your best option. Water is ...
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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 do you combat algae in a pond?

What are you calling algae ? From the question , it sounds like you don't have a background in ponds. Books or internet are good. There are many floating plants but in many ponds I have seen, I never ...
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How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

Eat them. Nothing wrong with eating them. Shrimp are shrimp and there fine to eat as long as they are alive (or at least recently dead) when you start to cook them. I wouldn't want to cook shrimp ...
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Is Salmon caught in the seawater or freshwater? Which is the preferred way, and the most ecological way?

which is the best moment in order not to endanger the species? Pacific salmon only spawn once in their life. At the point when they have spawned they are generally not considered eatable. There is ...
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How long can fresh water fish live on a stringer?

Many articles on the Internet now recommend putting the stringer (or clips on a stringer) through the lower lip or bottom of the mouth, not through the gills. A gill stringer not only injures the ...
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How to clean and cook Asian Carp

Here's a decent video detailing just how to do it: Basically filet it like any other fish. Remove the "dark meat" that is pungent and distasteful. Then remove the row of spines. Taste tests ...
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How to clean and cook Asian Carp

I heard a news story about a year ago about some group along the Mississippi River that was catching these carp and processing them for human consumption. I wish I could give more details. They ...
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How long is the carp mating season at Presque Isle?

I doubt that there are specific dates, other than late spring to early summer. It also depends on the water temperature, and I am sure that fluctuates from year to year slightly. Carp spawn in late ...
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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 to clean and cook Asian Carp

There's an excellent Asian method. These directions are for a good size carp. Buy 1 short 3/4 inch thick coco lumber, 3 inch wide board. Some places have it in a scrap box. Shape it like a flat hair ...
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How do you combat algae in a pond?

It could be due to too much nutrients (fertiliser). In which case algaecides will not help. Check the watershed of the pond - where the water comes from. See what grazing animals live nearby. For ...
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How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

I would just place them in a ziplock bag and freeze them until you go fishing again. It's worth point out that people going fishing with frozen bait, and I doubt it would smell. The single most ...
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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 baby fish is this? (UK)

Apparently they could be Sand Eels or Sand Smelt.
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Ikejime: Effectively hit the entire central nerve of the fish's spine

The goal of this technique is to avoid a bad flavor of the meat that comes from certain chemicals released into muscles. Bleeding the fish out is just an additional step. The key of the technique you ...
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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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How to store fresh dead bait shrimp for a short period of time?

Another solution is to add salt and leave them to absorb as much as they can for 3-4 hours. Then, store in the fridge. Following this procedure, the shrimps become more touch, and it is difficult for ...
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What is this fish that looks like a common roach with black eyes and red gills?

After netting one of our stock ponds, for a stock check. We discovered these two beauties in the net, the pond had a mixture of species, Carp, Tench, Roach and Rudd. I’d never seen anything like them ...
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