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#1 Phry

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  • North Carolina

Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:47 PM

I recently visited the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.  The tanks were mostly mixed tanks and well labeled, but I had a hard time identifying some of the fish from their labels so I'm hoping you guys can help.


I'm pretty sure these two are from the tank labeled "Mountain Minnows" which contained a mix of Shiners, Dace, Minnows, Darters and Chubs, but I just can't match them to any of those.  What do you think?

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#2 littlen

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  • Washington, D.C.

Posted 30 June 2016 - 05:24 AM

Those look like Rosyside dace, Clinostomus funduloides
Nick L.

#3 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 07:18 AM

+1 with Nick. Pretty common around my area.

Deep in the hills of Great North Mountain

#4 Phry

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 05:04 PM

Thanks!  That was my best guess, but they didn't exactly look like the drawing on the label.  It's hard to know sometimes.  Does the color vary through the year (breeding season/off season)?

#5 keepnatives

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 08:05 PM

The bottom fish in the first photo appears to be a blue head chub by the tubercle pattern.

Mike Lucas
Mohawk-Hudson Watershed
Schenectady NY

#6 Phry

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 09:42 PM

Ah thanks!  I was wondering about that one too but didn't have a good photo of the whole fish.

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