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 Post subject: Fish ID
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:17 am 
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Can someone ID these fishes for me please:

Some kind or Dace or Roach or what? An also what is that pearch like fish?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:50 am 
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Cirrhinus cirrhosus - Mrigal and Talapia.

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 Post subject: mrigal and tilapia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:43 pm 
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yes ali is right!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:43 am 
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They do look like mirgal, but the body of most of the mirgals Ive seen have been fairly elongated, whereas these ones have a slightly deeper body. It may be another subspecies of mirgal or a closely related species.


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Thanks Ali, You sure you the other ones are Talapia, I have caught tons of them in India and these did not look like Talapia.

Any tips on catching Mirgal..


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I think those are Nile Tilapia, the ones you caught in India must have been Mozambique Tilapia.


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IF not mirgal they r panjali (posti)

I m not sure but the other ones r tilapia for sure


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Targeting Mirgal on light tackle is really fun. (But pray you do not hook more than 4 Kg. one) :lol:

Use earthworms on a small hook and keep the hooks 6 inches above the bottom. If you want to have real blast, ground bait the area with chopped earthworms. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:29 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
Thanks Ali, You sure you the other ones are Talapia, I have caught tons of them in India and these did not look like Talapia.


you are right bobby they are in plenty in India, I too have caught a lots & lots of them from wells and ponds when I was a child & somtimes even bunking schools to fish, we use to call them black khajuri, they have a great liking for earthworms


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:13 am 
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Thanks Ali, will give it a go...Anything you can add about temperature.

Talking about earthworms, month before last, after a cricket match on Saturday I went about the ground and filled my Starbucks "venti" coffee paper cup with earthworms that I gathered from there. My friends thought I was nuts :lol: . Anyway I released lot into my garden for obvious gardening benefits and bait for a later day. Looks like harvest time has come :wink: for the worms at least.

I may be ok with Saltwater fish but my experience in freshwater is restricted to Tilapia, Catfish and a couple of Murral all caught over 30 years ago. so I will need help, this is a learning process for me.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:22 am 
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The best time to target Mirgal is late afternoon so it is obvious that they prefer to feed when the water is warm. Some time they do feed in early morning so you can target them during day time. I have never caught a Mirgal during night.

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