Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Interesting fish

  1. #1
    Member fishNphysician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen WA
    Posts
    4,516

    Default Interesting fish

    Anyone care to explain it? Give it your best shot.

    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/uploads/UP12710.jpg
    The KeenEye MD

  2. #2
    Supporting Member iofthetaiga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tanana Valley AK
    Posts
    7,216

    Default

    Scarring from some injury at an earlier age (?).
    ...he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. ~Thomas Jefferson
    I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence
    The last thing Alaska needs is another bigot. ~member Catch It
    #Resist

  3. #3
    Member Firefisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Boca Raton, Florida
    Posts
    99

    Default

    Fish tattoo?

  4. #4

    Default

    Looks more like Photoshop follies to me. "Skin graft" from healing of an old injury is the most likely natural explanation.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    anchorage
    Posts
    74

    Default

    I'd say it looks there is a hint of Atlantic salmon in that tail section. I hope they don't start to cross breed with pacific salmon and really mess things up just as things are starting to turn around.

  6. #6
    Member fishNphysician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen WA
    Posts
    4,516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Looks more like Photoshop follies to me. "Skin graft" from healing of an old injury is the most likely natural explanation.
    No photoshop... its the real McCoy... caught just a few days ago
    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/uploads/UP12710.jpg
    The KeenEye MD

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by n8r View Post
    I'd say it looks there is a hint of Atlantic salmon in that tail section. I hope they don't start to cross breed with pacific salmon and really mess things up just as things are starting to turn around.
    That was the first thing that I thought too. Salmo salar . Hopefully not, but it sure makes you wonder.

  8. #8
    Member Firefisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Boca Raton, Florida
    Posts
    99

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    No photoshop... its the real McCoy... caught just a few days ago
    Any irregularity or scarring in the flesh?

  9. #9
    Member fishNphysician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen WA
    Posts
    4,516

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by firefisher View Post
    any irregularity or scarring in the flesh?

    100% normal
    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/uploads/UP12710.jpg
    The KeenEye MD

  10. #10
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    not under a bridge
    Posts
    16

    Default

    Fungal scale deterioration.

  11. #11
    Member fishNphysician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen WA
    Posts
    4,516

    Default

    No fungus. Skin itself is absolutely normal... BOTH the scaled and NON-scaled areas.

    What's unusual is the anomalous transposition of NON-scaled dorsal skin into an area of normally scaled ventral skin.
    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/uploads/UP12710.jpg
    The KeenEye MD

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    Did you get it tested for radiation? Any local hospital has a Geiger counter.

  13. #13
    Member fishNphysician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen WA
    Posts
    4,516

    Default

    Nope, but did send it off for DNA testing
    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/uploads/UP12710.jpg
    The KeenEye MD

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,036

    Default

    Failure to regenerate scales - probably due to physical damage, nutritional deficiency (like calcium), or a dermal defect. I've seen it before, but only on fish in freshwater.

  15. #15
    Member fishNphysician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen WA
    Posts
    4,516

    Default

    You guys ready for a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" moment?

    CONJOINED TWINS! And the NON-viable one absorbs into the viable one.

    This will give you a clue as to how this happens...

    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/uploads/UP12710.jpg
    The KeenEye MD

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •