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Some Kind of Long Tom? (Flutemouth)


Berleyguts
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No pics, I’m afraid but I was at the Nelson Bay marina yesterday morning looking at all the fish waiting for the daily 10:30 feeding session. Beats me how they know daylight savings is over! 😂 Anyway, I saw a couple of what I thought were long tom but when I got a closer look, I noticed that their tails had no obvious fins and finished in more of a needle point. Any ideas?

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The end of the tail was a bit like a flutemouth but I didn’t see the fins shown in this pic from Grant’s Guide To Fishes. Also, it was silver, like a gar or long tom. It looked a bit more like a pipe fish but silver and pipe fish don’t seem to grow too big. I saw two, wine was about 45cm and the other 60-65.

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3 hours ago, Blackfish said:

Have a  Google for Flutemouth and have a look at images and the different types. 

It’s the tail that’s the interesting bit.

Thanks. I found a silver flutemouth on Google, well Safari actually. I reckon that’s what it was:

 

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Just now, Scratchie said:

Your not supposed to feed the fish Baz, you meant to catch them! 😝

Not allowed there, Scratchie, and you know it!

I had planned to head out yesterday but something came up again which meant I had to stay close to home, so I went for a walk by the water. 😛

Half the time, we’re just feeding the fish anyway, aren’t we? 😂

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34 minutes ago, Berleyguts said:

Not allowed there, Scratchie, and you know it!

I had planned to head out yesterday but something came up again which meant I had to stay close to home, so I went for a walk by the water. 😛

Half the time, we’re just feeding the fish anyway, aren’t we? 😂

Haha, not me baz! I use soft plastics! 😁

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