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Old 04-26-2013, 02:33 AM   #1
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Can anyone identify this fish?


Hi guys I'm brand new here, and I'm kind of stumped... Hopefully y'all can help me out ... So today I go out to my local spring here in Tennessee, to get some parrots feather for my backyard pond. And as I'm walking through the water, this little fish swims into my flip flop. As I look at him this is what I see... There's no local fish here that look anything like it... Anyone have any suggestions? (Sorry about the water bottle, it was only temporary to get a good shot)
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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It looks like a Rainbow Darter.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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Huh, yeah it does look pretty identical! Thanks
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Beautiful fish!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:50 AM   #5
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Yeah that looks like a Rainbow Darter, that is very cool you can catch one in your "backyard" .
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:53 AM   #6
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Lucky! Amazing natives we have here
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #7
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nice find!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #8
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I want one of those so bad. Great catch!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:45 PM   #9
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beautiful fish its a rainbow darter
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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lucky catch. I need to go "fishing" down in the stream that the rain water runs off... also see stuff "darting" around
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Thanks guys come to find out, these little guys are everywhere down here lol. I hear they are pretty sensitive though.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #12
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My parents are buying a new place and it has a nice creek behind it thats right off the mountains. Needless to say I will be doing some exploring once the house is built
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looks like a local darter
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