What is this (LFS)?
Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:41 PM
That is a genuine Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio.
Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:52 AM
Brian J. Zimmerman
Gambier, Ohio - Kokosing River Drainage
Posted 14 February 2017 - 03:47 PM
I thought Chinese high fin suckers as well. It is difficult to tell from the photo, but it looks like a fish we used to call a "black shark" in the aquarium trade. Or at least something similar. Genus Labeo. I think there are more species imported now, but I would venture that it is this guy: Labeo chrysophekadion.
They are very dark when young and fade as they get larger. They get too large for most home aquariums.
Posted 14 February 2017 - 03:50 PM
Also, not a North American Native. They come from southeast Asia.
Posted 14 February 2017 - 04:10 PM
I think MichiJim got it right: Back Sharkminnow. This fish appears to have barbels at the tip of the snout (in addition to the ones at the corners of the mouth). Common carp barbels are farther back, and Catostomidae suckers like Chinese highfin sucker don't have any.
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel
Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:40 PM
I'll take Asian exotics for 500 Alex!
What is a black sharkminnow?
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