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#521965 05/31/20 08:11 PM
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I have established LMB and BG populations in my small 1/4 acre pond. A couple of weeks ago I added 100, 4" Golden Shiners. I haven't seen any since then and just thought other fish had snatched them all up. I knew that might happen.

Today, I noticed a few schools of tiny fish in different areas of the pond. Could these be GS fry?

I scooped some up in a pool net and tried to get a photo.


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Some look a bit like glass shrimp, but that might be due to very tiny size. One on the lower right seems to have large eye characteristic of fish. Can't help beyond that.


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Give them a few more days and it will be easier to tell what the heck they are. Lol

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That was my first thought anthropic. Then I looked closer and some look like fish. So I just stayed quite.

Been observing small schools of tiny fry around my pond edge that break the surface when I assume something is eating away at the school.


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My best guess at this early stage is LMB fry. The larger individual on the far right lower corner seems to have a semi distinct lateral line. But it`s just a guess without a 30x microscope.


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put some in water and take pics.
















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Originally Posted by ewest
put some in water and take pics.

This is smart. Shoulda done this...


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I'm guessing BG fry.



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I think this could be a title on the Maury Show. Who`s the father !


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It's nice to see a family of three sticking together in these uncertain times! smirk

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Originally Posted by Snakebite
I think this could be a title on the Maury Show. Who`s the father !

I was home that night. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Scooped some up again for another look. Could these even be the same? I think these are LMB but the eyes seem completely different.

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Yeah, I'd say these ones are LMB, judging by the green color and well-defined lateral line.


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Originally Posted by Snakebite
I think this could be a title on the Maury Show. Who`s the father !
Guilty of trying to catch lunkers with a little click-bait. wink


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Originally Posted by The New Jerry
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Scooped some up again for another look. Could these even be the same? I think these are LMB but the eyes seem completely different.

-Jerry

LMB fry in my opinion.



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The New Jerry - Yes those are LMB late stage larvae. They are at the stage (size) where they are starting to develop scales.


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Wow that is a cool photo!


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