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What type of fish?
« on: March 13, 2011, 09:51:10 AM »
Hi all,
About four months ago, I went down to a local creek and put the pots in to try and find some good shrimp. I pulled the pots back in after about 2 hours, to notice only a few small shrimp, and plenty of these fish ranged from about 3-15cm in length. I brought 4 back to my fish pond (these were about 5cm), and almost forgot I had put them in there. Only this morning, when putting the usual fish feed in the pond, did I notice that these fish had been breeding, and there was now about 10-15 in the pond. The biggest ones being around 10cm. They have yellow tips on there fins and tail, and plenty of spots. Younger ones have a plain brownish grey colour all over them.

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Re: What type of fish?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 10:17:42 AM »
A gudgeon of some type. I have seen that one locally, but I did a bit of an internet search and cannot find it. There's a good number of other types, but this fella I couldn't find.
Over to the gudgeon experts for an answer!
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Re: What type of fish?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 10:53:49 AM »
I'd call it for a Mogurnda mogurnda, what common name you give it depends on location I'd say. Seen it called a few different names, trout gudgeon, spotted gudgeon, purple spotted gudgeon etc.

Dont call it 'late for breakfast' what ever you do it'll eat everything else around it otherwise ;)

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Re: What type of fish?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 10:57:00 AM »
It is a Mogurnda species, Purple Spotted Gudgeon.
Need to know the location where they were caught to determine the species.

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Re: What type of fish?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 11:00:32 AM »
oops should have read Dicks reply before I hit the post button

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Re: What type of fish?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 12:20:22 PM »
Concur with the above.

They'll breed well in captivity / tanks / ponds. Great for kids education watching them tend eggs etc. Will kill smaller fish at times.

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