Fish Identification

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Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:26 pm

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Caught this fish a while back, does anyone know what it is?

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:51 pm

That looks like a Small spotted dart, do you have another picture of this fish at a better angle from top down?

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:43 pm

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Sorry for the poor quality of the initial photo, it was taken at night.

It certainly looks like a small spotted darter, it has 2 distinctive spots on the body.

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:03 pm

Yeah, it does look like it. I would love to use the live photo but the angle is a little off. Nice catch on this uncommon fish!

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:24 am

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An interesting Damselfish that i caught a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:45 pm

Looks interesting indeed, it's probably different from the usual black damselfish we catch. I will look try to look that up.

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:24 pm

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This is a lovely one that i caught today.

A Blue Ring Angelfish. My proudest moment so far. Lol

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:37 pm

That's a beauty, I remember someone caught this fish at BJT and posted on fishingkaki years back. Do you mind if I use your picture for HLF library?

Good catch!

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:42 pm

I'm always happy to contribute to the HLF library :)

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:52 pm

I've got a nice one.
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It appears to be a Fanged Blenny, but i can't identify the exact species.

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:45 pm

I've seen one of this caught by an angler at Labrador Jetty years back. It should be a Threadless blenny but I am not entirely sure. You want to be careful when handling them as they are venomous.

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:18 am

Thanks Peace, you're the best

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:28 pm

It is also possible that it's a Variable fang blenny, a more commonly documented species locally. Its colour (or the dark stripe) may vary depending on environment I guess.

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by SoggyCookies » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:40 am

redeyefishing wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:24 pm
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This is a lovely one that i caught today.

A Blue Ring Angelfish. My proudest moment so far. Lol
I saw an nice old chap land this at BJT earlier in 2018 too. Wanted to ask him what bait/setup he was using but forgot.. Mind sharing what you used? Would like to try landing a beauty like this, but all I can seem to catch with prawn and squid meat are wrasses hahahah

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:52 pm

Your rig and bait is probably correct, it's just not as common as you may expect it to be. Apollo small hooks with prawn meat usually nails it.

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