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PostPosted: 20 Nov 2010, 20:33 
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Hey all, I went for a leisurely bay flathead dive today and shot several KGW and had the only flatty I saw rip me off! When I got back to the car, about to put them into the esky, I noticed that most of the fins and especially the tail (caudal fin) of one of them was completely deteriorated with the caudal peduncle being slightly red and inflamed. This gave good argument as to why two out of the three were relatively easy to shoot? Also they were only small skinny fish; 28.5cm and 1@30cm. Has anyone shot or caught any with similar symptoms? They will make good snapper baits!

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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2010, 12:18 
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Being here should hopefully get Shadow's attention moreso. Sounds like possibly malnutrition, disease or maybe end of lifespan?


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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2010, 12:40 
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At that size I doubt it would be the natural end of their life. The worst cases of fin rot I have seen in aquariums has been when nitrate levels have been high. When ever you see it in tanks you know that water changes haven't been done properly or there has been serious overfeeding and the tank is polluted with uneaten food.
Was it somewhere near Werribee?

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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2010, 17:58 
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Any marks on the flesh or just fins? Shot a Jew once that looked like it had reversed into a mower! Consensus was it had most likely been smashed by other Jews! Got a pic?

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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2010, 18:38 
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Yeah I'd go with damage from other predators OR possibly Netters??
Also.. Ive seen this sort of damage from sea lice! Yep, even on KGW...

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I have seen some strange things, including those that have recovered from predators, returned by-catch, cookie cutter sharks, etc however, here is a pic...


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PostPosted: 21 Nov 2010, 19:14 
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caught a few in cario bay with the same sort of shitty fin disease,even on the petral fins.


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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2010, 17:18 
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Its called fin rot. Can be bacterial, can be fungal.


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Shadow wrote:
Its called fin rot. Can be bacterial, can be fungal.


Contagious/any risk to to H. Sapiens?


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It is contagious to fish but I've never seen a person with fin rot.

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Greg wrote:
It is contagious to fish but I've never seen a person with fin rot.


Nor fins.


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Kurt wrote:
Greg wrote:
It is contagious to fish but I've never seen a person with fin rot.


Nor fins.


This is what shits me about this planet. We live in a modern age, but our mexican cousins are still to poor to afford fins for diving. :(

I'll have a whip around the Sydney clubs and see if we can send a care package down to you poor people...







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I'll have a Pair of DiveRs in red thanks. Size 48 footpockets

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Greg wrote:
It is contagious


Did you hear about when the teacher asked Little Johnny to use the word contagious in a sentence..........


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south935 wrote:
Greg wrote:
It is contagious


Did you hear about when the teacher asked Little Johnny to use the word contagious in a sentence..........

Took the old contagious to find his teeth. Boom Boom.

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