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Old 09-03-2012, 11:01 AM
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I've seen a lot of these fish around Auburn, mostly holding in pools and lakes. It is hard to see from this picture, but it is a glowing white. This one was caught on a live worm (dont grill me, it was somebody else). I could not get one to hit a woolly bugger or a cricket fly.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:20 AM
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Looks like some sort of cichlid, probably someone's pet at one time or another
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:28 AM
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The do have a fin structure like a chichlid. The thing is that I have seen several of them in multiple locations. Still could be that though.
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I think the only way to truely identify it is to fry it ans see how it tastes. Unless of course it is some kinda protected species. Ha

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Or just put it in your fish tank.
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Looks like a type of Tilipia. White Nile or a color phase Red. They seem to be showing up in many areas with warm climates.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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The do have a fin structure like a chichlid. The thing is that I have seen several of them in multiple locations. Still could be that though.
That was the thing that threw me, that you'd seen several in multiple places. But I suppose if a local pet shop had been selling them as ornamentals it could explain their distribution. And if you're in a university town, grad students have been known to liberate some of their study organisms from time to time

Regardless of how they got there, it's pretty neat. Have you contacted your local fish biologists about it?
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:52 PM
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I had not even thought about tilapia. Now that I looked up some tilapia pictures I am pretty sure that is what it is. That also explains why it refused a wooly bugger and cricket. Guess he just got lucky with the worm. Thanks for the helps everyone.
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