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post #1 of 13 Old 04-08-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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freshwater fish id help not an easy one!!

Hello all, I caught this guy in a local freshwater stream and cannot id him. I went through 986 photos at fishbase with no luck. Anyone have a clue??
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-08-2012, 10:09 PM
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I'm thinking Farowalla or Whiptail catfish. Where do you live that could maybe help.
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-08-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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I live in Tampa,Florida. I netted this guy in the upper hillsborough river in heavy grass over hard bottom in quick moving water.
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-09-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I believe your right this is a farlowella. I was looking for a north American fish and it didnt occur to me that it might be otherwise. Florida is full of invasive south american fish.This particular steam/river is also full of pleco's and tilopia so I should have guessed. Again thank you for the ID!!
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-10-2012, 01:11 PM
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-10-2012, 01:27 PM
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Hello all, I caught this guy in a local freshwater stream and cannot id him. I went through 986 photos at fishbase with no luck. Anyone have a clue??
Yeah I agree looks like a Farlowella

Did you end up keeping this little guy?
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Yeah I agree looks like a Farlowella

Did you end up keeping this little guy?
Yes, he is in a 55g with natural plants and other native fish. My wife enjoys our canoe trips to the river so she can (scoop) with her dip net and catch local stuff. I had to start that aquarium to keep her catches..lol
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Yes, he is in a 55g with natural plants and other native fish. My wife enjoys our canoe trips to the river so she can (scoop) with her dip net and catch local stuff. I had to start that aquarium to keep her catches..lol
That is awesome!!! I am so jealous!! Nice!

You should take a picture! I would love to be in an area one day that I can do that.
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That is awesome!!! I am so jealous!! Nice!

You should take a picture! I would love to be in an area one day that I can do that.
These are just a few of the upper hillsborough river/stream. On the trip that we caught the farlowella she also got a female flag fish,a sand darter,a few least kilifish,dozens and dozens of ghost shrimp,sailfin mollys,rusty shiners and released untold numbers of mosquito fish and assorted guppies.
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These are just a few of the upper hillsborough river/stream. On the trip that we caught the farlowella she also got a female flag fish,a sand darter,a few least kilifish,dozens and dozens of ghost shrimp,sailfin mollys,rusty shiners and released untold numbers of mosquito fish and assorted guppies.
I'd love to spend an afternoon or day there. Jaw Drops. You caught all of those fish on one trip! NICe!! That's AWESOME!!!

What about pics of the tank!?
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