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 Post subject: fish ID help
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2011, 15:06 
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Saw a fish the other day which was quite rounded at the back with semi circular pattern on it. very dark bluey colour and the lines were whitish/very pale blue.

Think juvenile emperor angelfish but in temperate water. was in the bay, around a rocky weedy reef.

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2011, 15:38 
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moonlighter fish perhaps.

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2011, 16:10 
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picture to help, along these lines?
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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2011, 20:01 
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Or scalyfin?

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2011, 22:20 
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Moonlighter! thats the one, thanks guys!

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
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there good eating mate, just not much on them.


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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2011, 14:28 
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Are they really?? I was about to take that as sarcasm when i came across this:

"The Moonlighter is not targeted by most anglers, but is taken by some spear fishers in southern Australia"

http://www.reefwatch.asn.au/pages/bin/v ... CORPIDINAE

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
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Yes people do eat them, you can find a decent size one here and there.


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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
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It wasnt at black rock by any chance


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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
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Unless it's massive your not gonna get f'all meat off it, I reckon your time would be better spent shooting something filletable! I don't know anyone who targets em for the table!

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
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same family as a sea sweep i think.


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ozdog wrote:
same family as a sea sweep i think.

Yep, closely related to the drummers.

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
PostPosted: 11 May 2011, 13:59 
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I ate something similar to that is Samoa. Pretty tasty, but true to there being f all meat on them. No chance of getting a fillet off, I just cut the fins off and chucked them in the pan whole. Wouldn't bother again.

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
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Watto wrote:
It wasnt at black rock by any chance


haha indeed it was :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: fish ID help
PostPosted: 12 May 2011, 16:28 
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i no the fish u speak of, its big for a moonighter but not big enough! thoe it does like to be fed!


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