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Big Piney - Micro fish

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The consensus given was that the minnow was likely a carmine shiner, which was formerly the rosyface shiner. Looking at the this fish and a photo of a breeding male carmine that I caught last year in May, they are fairly similar in the body and head shape. Also  the position and the size of the mouth are also similar. Without keying out a preserved specimen I am inclined to agree with the consensus opinion of a carmine shiner. This fish to me justifies my obsession to try to catch fish in their breeding colors. Saves a lot of conjecture after the catch:).

Unknown (head shot) - Big Piney - 22Jul17.jpgCarmine (Rosyface) Shiner (head shot) - Spring Creek - 03May16.JPG

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