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Strange fish
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deadcarp    Posted 06-30-2004 at 04:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
In searching for a fish i encountered, i learned the following:
"River redhouse eat mollusks, larval ephemeroptera, chironomids and trichoptera."
(I kinda know what a mollusk is, but if my doctor had mentioned the rest, i'd have expected treatment. And fast! :)

Well i still didn't find what i needed, so i'll try real people: This fish is largish, maybe 18" long, hangs around our river dock (so he might like cracked corn) and is pretty tame. He has big greyish scales, a stubby rounded tail and his dorsal fin runs full length. It's pretty fancy undulating along. And he has a false eye on each side at the base of his tail. If that's not the darnedest thing to see - when he drifts under weeds, his rear end looks like some eel peeking out. Does anybody know what kinda fish that is?

Texas    Posted 06-30-2004 at 12:06:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a choupique to me. Grinnell, bowfin etc. Prehistoric leftover.

~Lenore    Posted 06-30-2004 at 12:30:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yes I thought so too.

Bob Mi    Posted 06-30-2004 at 11:50:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is spelled Burbot.

Bob Mi    Posted 06-30-2004 at 11:44:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
In Mi. we have a fish we call a Burbut that sounds like it we just got a world record of 38 inches. it has round tail and a fin all the way down its back It is a good eating fish !!It is in all the great lakes. I don't know if there is a picture on the net or not .

Burbot pic    Posted 06-30-2004 at 11:53:22       [Reply]  [No Email]


Farmer Gene (NW WI)    Posted 06-30-2004 at 08:22:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
try this link, sounds like a dog fish to me.

Stormie    Posted 06-30-2004 at 06:52:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you figure it out let us know.

Jen in N Florida    Posted 06-30-2004 at 06:34:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where do ya live Deadcarp? It's not a Redfish is it? They have an eye on their tail

Diemaker    Posted 06-30-2004 at 05:36:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a bowfin. Caught lots of them catfishing in the mississppi river. They have no bones, just a big vien of cartlage running down their body. Taste like yuck.

JDK    Posted 06-30-2004 at 11:46:42       [Reply]  [No Email]

Only freshwater thing that really fits desc is "bowfin" as Diemaker said.

eg    Posted 06-30-2004 at 04:34:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have caught one, and i was suprised to find
out what it was, i have fished all over the us
and canada, fresh and salt water, and it was the first time and last that i have ever seen one.

deadcarp    Posted 06-30-2004 at 04:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, i don't think that's it. This one had that false eye built right into it's scales. Thanks anyway. :)

Les    Posted 06-30-2004 at 04:15:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ephemeroptera?? I thought I was the only one that ate ephemeroptera. Them larval ones are real tasty.

deadcarp    Posted 06-30-2004 at 04:39:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now watch one of the girls will have a recipe for larval ephemeroptera - the way they probably serve it on the return flight from a holiday to the Lepidoptera Islands for frequent flyers on Borneo Int'l Airlines - lol

Les    Posted 06-30-2004 at 04:48:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Remember when we had an invasion of them Coleopteras from England back about 1964?

bob ny    Posted 06-30-2004 at 06:40:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't you mean the beagles or bagles

Tim Jowers    Posted 06-30-2004 at 13:42:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Any updtes? I found one nice link with images of fish on the web at Is there another or better one?

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