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mystery fish

Discussion in 'What Fish is that ?' started by gudgeon, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. gudgeon

    gudgeon New Member

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    hi folks caught 2 fish in local creek yesterday and not sure what they are. At 1st I thought they were Tilapia, but some googling proved that theory incorrect.
    I believe they are a perch, just not sure which variety. They do have dark bars running vertically as can be seen in pics 002 and 007. They were caught in a tributury of the Fitzroy just upstream of the barrage. Any help identifiying these fish would be appreciated. They seem to like my bath tub AP setup.
    Cheers Brian
     

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  2. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Gudgeon,
    I had a client here late Friday afternoon and I showed him the photos you posted above.
    He said without hesitation that the fish is a Banded Grunter (Amniataba percoides) and that would appear to be true.

    Here is a read on the fish which states that they are now to be found as far south as the Clarence River in NNSW.
     
  3. RupertofOZ

    RupertofOZ New Member

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    Indeed they are, both "banded grunter"... and found in the Clarence river around Grafton...

    They've been branded a "noxious" fish... and there are signs all around Grafton outlining the policy of report and destroy any catches... and the penalties applied for keeping/translocating the species...
     

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