Re: NANFA-- Mystery fish pics need ID

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 22:41:41 -0500

>From: "R. W. Wolff" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Mystery fish pics need ID
>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 18:37:30 -0600
>That looks an awful lot like the red drum hybrid they have in Texas that
>survive in freshwater....

I'm glad you said that; my first thought was red drum, but the fish is not
quite right... some kinda hybrid would explain that difference. I'm not
familiar with any red drum hybrids so I didn't consider that possibility at
first. And of course there's living in a large fresh lake, although that's
not necessarily a real problem.

Moon's idea of grass carp isn't a bad guess either, although the fish has a
very long dorsal fin that almost looks like a Tilapia's.

I'll keep you posted of any formal decisions, if any.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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