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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:38 pm 
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Hi Folks,

Have been running tight for the past few days. So have not connected for a while.. :oops:

Had been with the wife and kids to the cottage last month.

Water running high.Lakes were discoloured.Rained all day 19th. :cry:

We did manage a few big Tilapia's (yummy) .And an assortment of catfish,eel,slipper ..... and one 2kg murrel at Forbes.

On 18th evening we noticed this (rohu) Calabanse :oops: floating just off the tree, near the jetty.Must be 2 days dead, as it was stinky.

Look at these pics .... :? any ideas what caused its death.

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Bops ,I posted a little larger than usual pics for clarity.

Jude


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:52 pm 
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Looks real bad mate. Hope it's not contagious to the other fish.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:56 pm 
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Can anyone tell if it was poison or a disease ???? :(


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:30 pm 
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Can't see a thing. But I hope it all ends happily.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:35 am 
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To me it seems to be like this fish had a bite on a rusted hook & that rust has done all this......as once I saw the same thing at the atomic center happened with a mangur......


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:08 am 
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i think this raho was poisoned :)

God knows batter


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:23 am 
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probably it seems the post effect of dynamitein.
Lips look so badly ruptured due to it been on the bank for some time.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:27 am 
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Thanks for the pix Jude, we have been talking about this for some time but first time i got to see the pix.

My guess is it that it is something the fish ate, and it died pretty quickly thereafter, as the body colour has only slightly changed.

Thereafter it drifted down into the small lake via the channel. Probably ate something in Forbes lake.

The little white pimples around the mouth could be normal in spawning, but the rest of the mouth spells disaster.

Could be a good idea to get some water samples tested, though it may not show anything as there is so much water flowing through.

It is possible that there could be a pollutant that has found its way into forbes from the surrounding farms and this fish fed on it. Most likely a solid substance.
Hope this is the only case :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:10 pm 
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Firstly I think not that its inportant the fish in the pic looks like a Kalbonse to me.

And yes I have seen a smaller speciemen in the summers in our waters floating ( Rawal Dam). :x

Agree with owen that it looks like the fish ate something Poisionious. Hope it was just a one case scenario and the rest of the fish in the water are safe :cry: .

Usually people try to catch the fish by poisioning them by mixing some kind of poision with atta.

Lets keep our fingers crossed :(


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:02 pm 
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You know what Shapan, i think you are right. That is a Calabanse, i missed the pointed dorsal fin. The white pimples are very common on the Calabanse especially during the spawning season.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:59 pm 
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Them Khalbouse are bottom feeders and eat much the same stuff that mirgals and rohus do.. I do not think that this fish is poisoned else the body colouring would show the difference.. From the pics, the colour looks normal considering it was dead for 2 days ( according to Jude )..
My guess is that this fish has been hurt on the mouth and has not been able to eat.. If you look at the mouth of the fish, there are some tear marks on it, hence my views..
The condition of the fish is pretty good with regards to the scales patterns, the fins etc.. Nothing to suggest poisoning
Also if it were poisoned, then why only this fish became a floater and not others ??


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:07 pm 
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As has already been said, the tubercles are normal at spawning time.
The lip damage looks like post morten turtle damage with those neet triangulat snips being taken out.
I wouldn't worry about a single fish, it happens fairly frequently at spawning time when stress levels are high.


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Hi Guys,

If it's only one fish you've seen I don't think its anything to worry about. Since that area is pretty easy to access, any large scale fish kill would easily be noticed.

I remember a couple of years ago when the waterlevels had fallen drastically on the Cauvery. There was a huge fish kill and most of the fish that were floating were kalabanse and some Karnatic Carp. Guess oxygen levels fell or water temps rose too high. The guides from JLR were busy going out in the mornings and evenings, collecting dead fish and burying them. The next season seemed alright as we saw large numbers of kalabanse again. Guess that was a natural cycle of some sort, accentuated by a failed monsoon. Guess Mother Nature can bounce back if only given a proper chance?

Owen were you on the river that season?

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:34 am 
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MM we did a short trip in April and camped at croc rocks, unfortunately it was a bit too hot and the season had tapered off by then.
Only a few small mahseer and catfish.
The mother of croc rocks was visible but refused to take any bait. :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:56 am 
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looks like water contamination


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:34 pm 
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Ken L wrote:
As has already been said, the tubercles are normal at spawning time.
The lip damage looks like post morten turtle damage with those neet triangulat snips being taken out.
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Toitles again, Gav where's Mken :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:55 pm 
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OMO,

The person you speak about is one scary dude [smilie=shifty.gif] .. The bugger's got a voodoo doll and is threatening to let it loose on us innocent anglers.. He's already got the good Doc Asif on his hitlist.. [smilie=grayball-intent.gif]
Be careful when you mention the T word.. and more careful when u add K-E-N to it [smilie=whistle.gif] [smilie=whistle.gif]


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:15 pm 
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Here I am and I am listening. Just starting to light up them candles, incense sticks and the rest.

Love the fear I instill in everyone. hahahahahahaah


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Like Ken L said, it's nothing to worry about. The fish was clearly in spawning mode, that's what all the white spots are around the head. Most fish of the cyprinid family get them when they are ready to spawn.
As spawning time is hard work for fish, I expect it died of stress.


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