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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:34 pm 
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Hi,
Could anyone identify this colourful fish.
This was a freak by catch on Mepps size 7 during a murrel hunt near cochin.




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Clue less as to what it is, but looks damn beautiful.


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What a beauty!


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murrel - MJ cross breed??? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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anabas testudineus or the "climbing perch"..?? looks quite like the one we dissected in high school.


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Looks like a Pristolepis sp. ...possibly Pristolepis marginata Beautiful ...Was this caught in Fresh water or Brackish?

Have seen this reddish form collected by friends at Chalakkudy


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Checked out the Pristolepis marginata the Indian Leaf Fish as per Vyastk's post, looks very much like it. But this one is stunning.


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Hi,
This was very aggressive as well, it hit on the mepps size 7 like a flash and was a proper hool up on one treble.....

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Sarath


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hi,

this fish looks like kawai local name in maharastra as we have here in futala lake nagpur.......I m sure it is kawai.

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kawai or the tree climbing perch (anabas)


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common sarath

tell them


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Good one Sharat! How much did it weigh? How did it taste like? :twisted: The tree climbing perches are considered to be a delicacy in Bengal.
Size 7 spinner? Looks like you are looking gor a 12 kg murrel after your 6 kg catch :twisted:
Best luck. Tight lines!!


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Hi all,

Unable to figure out what it is...
But to us it looks like a common Tilapia in a colorful camouflage(Dr. correct me if wrong).
Shilu bhai this would have been 300 gms max and i did not taste it from the pot, was given away.
But sure would have not have tasted great as the crab we caught from the cherai resort last.

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The crab was big and yummy, Sharat. Why don't you post the pics? Does Chavie have them?
But the Koi- Climbing perch -as it is called in Bangla, is a super fish to eat. Rajat da will vouch for this. The fish is so good that most of the population has been wiped out from Bengal.
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I remember one of our IA members commenting that the climbing perch population in Kerala is rising. The one you caught might be one of them. I donot think it is a camouflaged Talapia.


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Chavie, you were......I tried to wake you up but no luck.
I ended up eating all the crab as Sharat is allergic to crab meat.
Filled me up. :twisted:


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Really a beauty. Congrats for the catch.


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