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Posted: May 22, 2018 - 06:53 am


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Thanks for the info, very interesting

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Posted: May 22, 2018 - 08:49 am


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Why do we buy fish for tanks that come from the Amazon etc when we have sunfish like that. OMG. Beautiful.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 07:41 am


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Figured I'd add a few more pics of some recent minnow catches. First off this time is a Rudd. These are invasive and most similar to large golden shiners with the most obvious difference being the red fins and tail.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 07:45 am


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From the same spot, I also caught my first spottail shiner. Hornyhead chubs and bluntnose minnows also have a prominent spot at the base of the tail, but bluntnoses have crowded small scales behind the head, and hornyheads have orange fins/tail

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 07:49 am


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Finescale Dace. Most similar to a Northern Redbelly Dace but has a larger mouth and only one large lateral stripe.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 07:52 am


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Northern Pearl Dace - the original topic of this thread and I finally caught my own. Small mouth and small scales with scattered dark scales along the sides and a complete lateral line.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 07:57 am


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Central Mudminnow. Hard to confuse with other species. Has a rounded tail, large mouth and a dark bar at the base of the tail. Can live in warm, stagnant water as they are able to breathe air. Not a minnow at all, but is actually related to pike.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 08:02 am


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Rainbow Darter. Certainly one of Ontario's most colourful fish. This is a male, the females aren't as colourful. This is also taken past prime spawning colour time, they get better looking than this!!! Most similar to Iowa darters with the most obvious difference being the bands on the rainbow go all around the torso while on the Iowa, the don't extend onto the belly.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 09:03 am


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A very interesting topic for sure.. Fossil fish, thank you for taking so much time
to put up so many great shots of the variety of 'minnows' we have in our province

keep them coming

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Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 10:57 am


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Wow nice catches for sure

The Rainbow Darter is beautiful..

Thank-you for posting and the identification info.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2019 - 09:54 am


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Thanks for hijacking fossil fish, a very interesting read with great id pics, thanks

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Posted: Jul 23, 2019 - 08:34 pm


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QUOTE (Fossil Fish @ Jul 20, 2019 - 09:02 am)
Rainbow Darter. Certainly one of Ontario's most colourful fish. This is a male, the females aren't as colourful. This is also taken past prime spawning colour time, they get better looking than this!!! Most similar to Iowa darters with the most obvious difference being the bands on the rainbow go all around the torso while on the Iowa, the don't extend onto the belly.

Looks like a sculpin---must be related.

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Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 04:37 am


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Jul 23, 2019 - 08:34 pm)
QUOTE (Fossil Fish @ Jul 20, 2019 - 09:02 am)
Rainbow Darter. Certainly one of Ontario's most colourful fish. This is a male, the females aren't as colourful. This is also taken past prime spawning colour time, they get better looking than this!!! Most similar to Iowa darters with the most obvious difference being the bands on the rainbow go all around the torso while on the Iowa, the don't extend onto the belly.

Looks like a sculpin---must be related.

Darters are from the same family as perch and walleye.

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Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 06:46 am


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Really interesting hobby.
Thanks for the pics and info.

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Posted: Aug 01, 2019 - 11:43 pm


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Very interesting, thank for sharing.

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