Fish Identification

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by SoggyCookies » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:08 am

Peace wrote:
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.

Welcome to HLF, SoggyCookies.
Ah. Thanks Peace! You're probably right, plus they're usually solitary unlike the many schooling fishes around the jetty hahahah. Cheers :)

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:40 am

I caught it on prawn meat, you can see that i caught a wrasse together with the Angelfish.

Personally, i do not find squid very effective, if it were i can save a lot of money on bait. lol

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by SoggyCookies » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:53 pm

redeyefishing wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:40 am
I caught it on prawn meat, you can see that i caught a wrasse together with the Angelfish.

Personally, i do not find squid very effective, if it were i can save a lot of money on bait. lol
Ah. Thanks for your reply! I agree, I only use squid when the current is strong cause it's less likely to slide off the hook like prawn meat.

What hooks were you using?

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm

Mustad Maruseigo size 4
be very careful you are considering it, they are extremely sharp.
I had accidents and needed medical assistance to remove them.

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by SoggyCookies » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:06 pm

redeyefishing wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Mustad Maruseigo size 4
be very careful you are considering it, they are extremely sharp.
I had accidents and needed medical assistance to remove them.
I see. Thanks again redeye! Will give it a try :)

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by SoggyCookies » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:57 am

Peace wrote:
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.
This is pretty late, but I just caught one at BJT yesterday afternoon as well.

Went to do some research on chromis and damselfishes and realized it's in a genus of its own- a species of demoiselle hahahah. It should be a Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus cyanomos)
http://www.fishbase.se/Summary/SpeciesS ... gal+damsel

Hope this info proves useful to redeye and yourself, Peace!

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by redeyefishing » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:27 pm

Yes it certainly does look similar.

This site shows it in the exact same colours.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/365

Good Job SoggyCookies!

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Re: Fish Identification

Post by Peace » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Yes, it does look like you've got it right. :thumbsup:

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