Accidently collected fish

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    Hi everyone.

    I visited Greyton last weekend and couldn't help myself when I saw some water plants in the river so I collected 3 different plants. I noticed some eggs on one of the plants but didn't even entertain the thought of them hatching. To my surprise, the eggs hatched. Now I have a whole lot of baby fish which I don't have a clue what they are. This is going to be an interesting experience to grow them up.
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    Sorry. Uploaded the wrong picture.
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    Following along. Interested in seeing what they can be
     
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    Wow going to be amazing watching them grow and figuring out what they are
     
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    Hahahhaha great.

    We had exact the same. Bought some Riccia Fluitans : 11 Pseudomugil gertrudae fry as a bonus hahahahaha.



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    Most likely carp. Then second most like barber or bass
     
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    That is a huge score :thumbup:
     
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    I have the same feeling
     
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    How exciting!
     
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    Will be interesting to see what comes of these.
     
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    Might also be Galaxias zebratus if taken from a relatively undisturbed area
     
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    I don't think it is. I had some of them when is was still on school, and I think these eggs were a bit big for them and the eggs were collected from a river that runs through a farming area. We might be surprised though.
     
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    They are getting bigger.
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    It's got biggish eyes... Maybe a predator?
     
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    I'm starting to think it is catfish (baber)....
     
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    Definitely not a catfish judging by the mouth profile, likely a small bass or some other fynbos fish.

    It looks like Cape Kurper and bluegill are also in the area...
     
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    Agree with Hendre. Doesn't look like a catfish.
    As they get bigger, and colour up more, will be easier to pinpoint an i d
     

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