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#565750 03/31/24 04:38 PM
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What do bluegill look when first out of eggs and how long?

We saw a couple schools of really small fish in our pond like quarter inch or less.

Could they be bream?

We live in South Carolina.

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At birth, to the naked eye seeing the frye in the water, they're going to look like almost any newborn fish.

It's on the early end for bluegill spawn, but nothings out of the realm of possibility.

Within a week or so, they should take on the more standard 'oval' shape of a bluegill, if that's what they are.


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This may help.

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20 days old is WAY too young for me to positively identify. (Thanks for those excellent pictures.)

OTOH, I am very impressed that you use a 100' steel tape to measure your fish. You must be planning on raising some true lunkers down in Mississippi! grin

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Originally Posted by ewest
This may help.

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That’s about the size of what I saw.


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Most likely not BG. They could be LMB fry if they were gathered together in a big group - LMB spawn before BG. FHM also spawn close to the water temperature when LMB spawn. Check the water temperature LMB first spawn at water temp of 59F and BG spawn at temp of 69F. Fatheads spawn at 60-61F.

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