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NH Freshwater Fish. Lake Fish ID?

Credit to fishinginfo.co.zaI was at the lake today in NH and was trying to ID fish. I have looked online and can't id what I saw. I know there are no cichlids in our lakes, but these fish looked like them.
They had a black spot on thei head and one near their tail. The larger ones, different sizes, had green/teal tails. Any idea what they were? They swam near the shore in the leaves/weeds.

Sounds like Tilapia. They are a type of cichlid. I'll add a picture below. They act just like bluegills.

They can be quite colorful like this type which is called the Emirati Tilapia - (credit to emirati-tilapia.webs.com)

I don't think tilapia are native. bass maybe?

Were they long thin or short and stubby? Were you able to get any pics of them?

kinda sounds like a bluegill

That's what I was thinking. There are several "varieties" of panfish such as the bluegill that fit the general description. I was also thinking it might be a young small mouth bass. I see them in the urban lakes here where they are stocked. They have a dark spot just behind the gill, at least the ones around here do. They are longer and thinner than the bluegill.

It sounds like a (type of panfish) to me, but I can not properly identify it without a picture... Could you tell me what lake this was because I can look up what species belong to that lake through the DEP to narrow the options of what fish it is.

Originally Posted by LarrythEDeer

Phillips pond, Sandown, NH.

I tried to take a pic, but sun too bright.

Originally Posted by gremlin

Long bullet shape vs short.

Are you sure its not in the town of Odell? If so my research tells me that you saw a brook trout, which is surprising that you got close enough to see on the shore since they are finicky fish. Aperently its the only species in the pond, which isn't always true...

Brook trout- rights go to Mendosa.com

Try looking up sunfish and bluegills as well...

Last edited by LarrythEDeer; July 3rd, 2011 at 07:28 PM.

Tilapia aren't native but they have been introduced to many US waterways and are now found in most of the states.

Originally Posted by psalm18.2

I was at the lake today in NH and was trying to ID fish. I have looked online and can't id what I saw. I know there are no cichlids in our lakes, but these fish looked like them.
They had a black spot on thei head and one near their tail. The larger ones, different sizes, had green/teal tails. Any idea what they were? They swam near the shore in the leaves/weeds.

Where was the black spot... on the side of the head by the gills?

I would highly suggest...

by Asidi

... not giving/adopting them out to just anyone. Seahorse can be extremely difficult to take care of. You don't just feed them and walk off like most people do with other fish.
What species are they? Are they eating frozen foods or only taking live foods? Did you get them from a petstore or perhaps Ocean Rider online?
I have raised seahorses before, they are beautiful creatures.A friend of mine writes articles about them and their care for some of the tropical fish magazines. :)
I personally would love to see pictures of yours.

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