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#497375 - 10/10/18 10:28 PM Need Help Identifying Fish
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Registered: 12/20/11
Posts: 3
Loc: MO
Hoping someone can help identify the fish in the attached file. I found at least a hundred dead at the bottom of my spillway and along the stream below. Any ideas why they would have went over the spillway?


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#497376 - 10/10/18 10:34 PM Re: Need Help Identifying Fish [Re: Pond Seeker]
anthropic Offline


Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1385
Loc: Louisiana, USA
No expert, but looks like either a shiner or shad.
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#497378 - 10/11/18 06:48 AM Re: Need Help Identifying Fish [Re: Pond Seeker]
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5610
Loc: Boone County Illinois
IMO Not a shiner
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#497380 - 10/11/18 07:17 AM Re: Need Help Identifying Fish [Re: Pond Seeker]
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Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 504
Loc: Louisiana
I want to say thread fin shad, but I don't see a black spot on the tail. Could be a gizzard shad.
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#497388 - 10/11/18 12:06 PM Re: Need Help Identifying Fish [Re: Pond Seeker]
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Registered: 06/10/16
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Loc: West Central Missouri
It's a little dead and out of focus, but it resembles one from the shiner family...Red or Golden Shiner. I'm not one to bet against Bill D. So, I'm gonna lean towards Mike's suggestion of the gizzard shad.

No dead fish found in the pond? Found just past the spillway and ensuing stream? Are you sure they came from the pond? Do you have a minnow population in the pond?

My guess is that you had some of the rain that we here in Missouri have received and caused an exodus of fish/minnows from your pond and the overflow "atmosphere" was a bit too violent or inhabitable for the little fishes. Just a guess really!
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#497392 - 10/11/18 01:25 PM Re: Need Help Identifying Fish [Re: Quarter Acre]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2387
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Shad

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#497395 - 10/11/18 02:10 PM Re: Need Help Identifying Fish [Re: Pond Seeker]
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Loc: Miss.
Looks like TFS.
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#497408 - 10/12/18 07:10 AM Re: Need Help Identifying Fish [Re: Pond Seeker]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Yep
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