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Old 03-19-2020, 07:32 PM   #1
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Need help with fish ID. Are these crappie fingerlings? My boy found them in the pasture with the tank overflowing.

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Old 03-19-2020, 07:34 PM   #2
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No just bluegills
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:35 PM   #3
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No just bluegills
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:47 PM   #4
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Body snatcher fish. We are doomed...................
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:48 PM   #5
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I agree with bluegills..... or some kind of perch/bream
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:50 PM   #6
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Green sunfish
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:50 PM   #7
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Corona fish
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:18 PM   #8
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Definitely sunfish, but I don’t think it is easy to determine which species. It’s not a bluegill or pumpkinseed. Could be several others. Catch an adult from the pond and you’ll know.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:55 PM   #9
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Still leaning towards light colored bluegill due to muddier water since it was flooding per the OP. You can see the faint bars and there is no green sunfish "black ear" in the OPs pic



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Old 03-19-2020, 09:01 PM   #10
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Bluegill

The mouth is way too small for green sunfish.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:16 PM   #11
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Locally, there is a perch like that, the locals call a Pirate Perch. Never heard that name before, but that fish is what it looks like.
Kinda looks like a Sand Bass.
I would say it is a Bluegill, Redear/Chinquapin, take your pick.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:27 PM   #12
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Bluegills will have a dark spot at the rear base of the dorsal fin, especially when young. Tends to disappear as they get older. So don't think it is a bluegill but is some kind of perch.

I have seen some crappie young and the specked marks were there enough to know it was a crappie

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:46 PM   #13
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Copper nose bluegill
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:49 PM   #14
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Still leaning towards light colored bluegill due to muddier water since it was flooding per the OP. You can see the faint bars and there is no green sunfish "black ear" in the OPs pic



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Old 03-19-2020, 10:00 PM   #15
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Bluegill it is. Thanks yall. Hmmm fried fish and Corona!

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Old 03-19-2020, 10:04 PM   #16
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Bluegills will have a dark spot at the rear base of the dorsal fin, especially when young. Tends to disappear as they get older. So don't think it is a bluegill but is some kind of perch.

I have seen some crappie young and the specked marks were there enough to know it was a crappie

Those juvenile pics are taken from the Texas Freshwater Fisheries page and are labeled as such. Iím gonna side with them.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:48 PM   #17
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https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/sunfish/biology.html
https://www.wired2fish.com/biology/8...nfish-species/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegill

Notice all mention the black spot at the base of the dorsal. In dark water the colors on the fish are darker. in clear water the markings fadeout as in an aquarium. I have two that were caught at 1" and the black dots were very clear.

Looking at the op's pics on the desktop instead of iphone it looks like there may be a spot on the one on the bottom covered by the top ones fin and if so I would agree the op's pics are bluegill.

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Old 03-20-2020, 07:08 AM   #18
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https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/sunfish/biology.html
https://www.wired2fish.com/biology/8...nfish-species/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegill

Notice all mention the black spot at the base of the dorsal. In dark water the colors on the fish are darker. in clear water the markings fadeout as in an aquarium. I have two that were caught at 1" and the black dots were very clear.

Looking at the op's pics on the desktop instead of iphone it looks like there may be a spot on the one on the bottom covered by the top ones fin and if so I would agree the op's pics are bluegill.
Its the other way around. Dark water makes pale fish
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:41 AM   #19
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Notice all mention the black spot at the base of the dorsal. In dark water the colors on the fish are darker. in clear water the markings fadeout as in an aquarium. I have two that were caught at 1" and the black dots were very clear.

Looking at the op's pics on the desktop instead of iphone it looks like there may be a spot on the one on the bottom covered by the top ones fin and if so I would agree the op's pics are bluegill.
You have it backwards.

Muddy water makes a fish's color fade to a light silverish color.... FACT!...I fished for years including tournaments and still do when I can. Saw it day in and day out. In clearer water, my fish were full of color. Bass, crappie, white bass, bream etc.

I mean look no further than the OPs pic and description. Tank overflowing means recent rains and muddy water. Those fish are "washed out" color wise.

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