crucians in South Africa!

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Re: crucians in South Africa!

Post by Tengisgol » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:13 am

My instinctive reaction is 'no', more likely to be a brown goldfish, but the experts will be along shortly after they've had their cup of tea and a biscuit!
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Re: crucians in South Africa!

Post by Tengisgol » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:30 am

But still a lovely fish that would give a good account on light tackle!
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Re: crucians in South Africa!

Post by Kingfisher » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:46 am

Tengisgol wrote:But still a lovely fish that would give a good account on light tackle!
Also, that fish's parents or grand parents probably would have been true crucian and in that very water, so I don't think all would be lost in fishing it. :Wink:

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Re: crucians in South Africa!

Post by Michael » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:09 pm

When a wild populations of goldfish revert to their natural bronze colour form, they appear very similar to Crucian Carp, some authorities consider goldfish to be a regional sub species of the Crucian carp. The scale count along the lateral line on a Crucian carp 32-35 Spines and soft rays on the dorsal fin III- IV/14-21, Goldfish 28-33 III-IV/15-19.
Ref: Dr Mark Everard..

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Re: crucians in South Africa!

Post by Dave Burr » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:31 pm

The humped body aside, that is no crucian. Crucians are more rounded and the bottom lip protrudes beyond the top one. It certainly looks like a 're-homed' goldfish or a descendent of the same. But, there's always a chance that it could have come from a crucian and a visit to the pool may produce more evidence or even a surprise. Nothing ventured and all that.

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Re: crucians in South Africa!

Post by Olly » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Concur with the above - goldfish!

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Re: crucians in South Africa!

Post by Dave Burr » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:18 pm

Which makes it unusual and therefore worth pursuing - go get 'em :Hat:

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