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Anyone know what type of fish these are?

Discussion in 'Diet and Feeding' started by Specky, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Specky

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    They're 3-5cm, mostly translucent. I've sifted through quite a few threads here and copy and pasted the different fish names into Google images with no luck.
    These are the clearest photos I've managed so far. I have a short video I can upload if needed.

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  2. Aussiepride83

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    G'day mate, I'm only looking at this on my phone but going by what I can see, they look like Australian Freshwater smelt... try Google that and see if I'm on a winner or not?
     
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    I think that's it! Are they OK for an ELN?
     
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    Yes they're safe. They are a native species but they're not at all in trouble and are found in massive numbers. I doubt you'll hurt them by taking a few here and there however if the opportunity arises to use something else like wild gambusia or Platy, do so.
     
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    Awesome! Thank you for replying so fast. :)
     
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    No worries.
     
  7. smoyle

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    I've caught a few of these over the last couple of years, are they smelt or galaxias or something else? I've put them back assuming they're natives but wanted to check for future reference... they're very pretty and super fast, it'd be cool to keep some but I don't want to contribute to the depletion of native freshwater fish.

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    Anyone?
     
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    Haven't pulled out my fish book yet mate, however it looks like a smelt to me. A photo of it in the water would be helpful but you probably don't have a fish photography tank.
     
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    Nope, I put it back anyway to be on the safe side. :)