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Photography => Wildlife => Topic started by: rcflier on May 15, 2012, 09:43:57 pm

Title: Swimming upstream @ Rattray
Post by: rcflier on May 15, 2012, 09:43:57 pm
One od the "local Rattray folks" told me these were catfish.  I'm not so sure?

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Title: Re: Swimming upstream @ Rattray
Post by: Brian Bailey on May 16, 2012, 01:01:28 pm
I'm no fish expert, but don't catfish have very small scales?  They look like carp to me:  big scales, big eyes, dorsal fin well back toward the tail?

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Title: Re: Swimming upstream @ Rattray
Post by: lovemypt on May 16, 2012, 06:09:37 pm
Look more like White Suckers they breed in the stream there, definitely not catfish as Brian said catfish have a more skin like exterior, sucker can get quite large
Title: Re: Swimming upstream @ Rattray
Post by: Brian Bailey on May 16, 2012, 08:06:34 pm
Quote from: "lovemypt"
Look more like White Suckers they breed in the stream there, definitely not catfish as Brian said catfish have a more skin like exterior, sucker can get quite large
I think you're right.  I've seen them there before and the habitat/behavior fits better.