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BACONisMEATcandy
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Fish ID?
In the FL Keys. Caught this fish earlier today and can't figure out what the hell it is. Kind of looks like some sort of variety of Angel Fish or Trigger Fish. But I can't pin it down. Any ideas?



mack the knife
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EBR
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re: Fish ID?
looks like a cousin to sheep head based on the teath.
i isnt a pariot fish


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Mr. Hangover
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New Orleans
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re: Fish ID?
It looks like a tough SOB.. already survived one person’s BBQ pit


weagle99
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re: Fish ID?
I don’t have the answer but looks interesting.

Not sure if you kept him or not. If you are doing catch and release a dry towel isn’t good for the fish’s protective slime. Much better to handle them with wet hands if possible


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bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Fish ID?
Looks to be in the tang family judging by the barb by the tail and the dorsal fun. No idea FL had anything like that


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Kashmir
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LEASTBAY
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re: Fish ID?
Interesting looking tang.


lsupride87
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re: Fish ID?
What did it taste like?


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bushwacker
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Youngsville
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re: Fish ID?
Possible blue tang??

I ate tang once. Very fishy tasting


The Last Coco
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re: Fish ID?
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Interesting looking tang.

Yeah I think it's this variety: Doctorfish Tang (Acanthurus chirurgus)
Image: https://reefguide.org/watermark.php?src=pix/thumb2/doctorfish2.jpg



The Last Coco
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re: Fish ID?
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I ate tang once. Very fishy tasting

There's only 2 things in this world that smell like fish... and one of them is fish.


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deeprig9
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re: Fish ID?
Are you holding it with a towel so you don't get your fingers icky?


Chuker
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re: Fish ID?
I think the person holding is just the guy that rebates the hooks for Bacon.


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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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Huntsville, Al via Sulphur, LA
Member since Sep 2005
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re: Fish ID?
Could it be a Doctorfish?

LINK


AUTimbo
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Fish ID?
If it’s a surgeonfish you want to watch those “fins” on the sides just in front of the tail. Small and rigid and sharp as a scalpel.... Which is why they call them surgeon fish...
This post was edited on 3/15 at 10:11 pm


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jimbeam
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University of LSU
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re: Fish ID?
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I ate tang once. Very fishy tasting
Is that what we’re calling it now?


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LEASTBAY
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re: Fish ID?
Good find. Haven't dealt with aquarium fish for a while.


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fibonaccisquared
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The mystical waters of the Hooch
Member since Dec 2011
13047 posts

re: Fish ID?
Looks like the above posts are correct. Here's another shot of the Doctorfish Tang with less aquarium blue lighting:

Image: http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/user-lifelist-images/16.png


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BACONisMEATcandy
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Fish ID?
I didn’t want to mess up my manicure.

Thanks Coco for figuring it out.
This post was edited on 3/15 at 11:37 pm


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Walt OReilly
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Next Year U
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re: Fish ID?
What did you do with it?


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