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#1 JackieFisher

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 01:26 PM

Hi Folks,

Thanks for reading. Could you help me Id this minnow? It is from southern Alberta, 7cm long, has no round black spot on dorsal fin. Mouth does not open very wide like the typical creek chub's. Not obviously superior or inferior. His some protrusion near anal fin, perhaps a reproductive organ.

Thanks!

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#2 gerald

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 03:17 PM

Fathead minnow?  Fatheads and Golden shiner are the most common bait-shop minnows.


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#3 JackieFisher

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:19 PM

Fathead minnow?  Fatheads and Golden shiner are the most common bait-shop minnows.

thanks.  It's not from a baitshop though, it is from a water treatment pond that had been flooded by creeks.



#4 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:38 PM

Fathead is likely. If you can get a better photo it will be easier to rule out other possibilities.


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#5 JackieFisher

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:55 PM

thanks all



#6 itsme

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:23 AM

Fathead.  Not you, the fish!  :)



#7 JackieFisher

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 01:33 PM

Fathead.  Not you, the fish!   :)

how do you know it's not me too lol

cheers



#8 itsme

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:08 AM

how do you know it's not me too lol

cheers

 

I'll need a photo to make a positive ID.  But you will have to do it in your natural habitat until we know for sure that you are not threatened nor endangered!   :biggrin:






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