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Old 06-05-2012, 08:29 PM
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Default Identify minnow

I have a creek behind my house that recently has been over run with minnows. I have heard they are Rainbow Brown hybrids but have also been told they look like sucker minnows. What do you all think? Thank you for your time!Click the image to open in full size.
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Sure looks like a creek chub to me, or some chub species at least. I had a brook trout stream over run by them near me and are now out competing the brookies unfortunately. I catch about 20:1 brook trout of those.
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The dark back along with the purple stripe is interesting. While the most entertaining way to ID them may be to keep a few and raise them in a tank, that might be a bit resource intensive. I can't completely ID the fish. I think Troutwhisperer's Creek Chub suggestion might be a good one.. that's what it looks like to me from the photo.
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