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Old 08-16-2008, 07:59 PM
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I was at work today and was strolling by the goat lsland cause way, i looked down and i saw these two fish that looked like freshwater angel fish and were this brilliant blue color, they had these long long streamers on their tails about 2' in length. Now mind you the fish itself was only 2-3". They were swimming together. Does anyone know what kinda fish these were?
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:56 PM
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I've caught black sea bass that had brilliant blue colors on their forheads but they were always bigger than that. Never seen a blue colored fish other than that in our waters. Would be interested to hear what it was.
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:12 PM
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may have been portuguese man-o-war. somehow i am unsure if you get them up that far north or not.



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Old 08-18-2008, 12:25 PM
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I've read of these fishes somewhere, I wanna say on this mb. I will do some rummaging...
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:09 PM
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Lots of tropical fish around right now, been seeing them around some marina areas when scouting for bait. Maybe it was this one, veil tailed angelfish?


"Veil tail angelfish have elongated fins and may come in every color.They have two fanned fins on both the top and bottom of their bodies. There are an additional two feelers that lie in front of this bottom fin. Depending on the variety, the tail may differ in shape, yet is always oriented vertically(1)."
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:18 PM
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Possible the angelfish, they were amazing though. It wasn't a black sea bass nor a jelly.
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:28 AM
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was it this? then watch video and the video immediately after the man o war is the sea angel which is found in antarctica and doubt is was in warm water and not as u described.the french angelfish is the one eastern atlantic species that it could possibly have been as all others are in the pacific. and that little booger would definately not be here unless by some freak of nature a ring of water from the south atlantic current flowed up into these waters (which happens alot) but i would say it was a man o war.
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/po...war/1344120658



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jim…were you hallucinating from lack of sleep due to our fishing adventure last night?
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:17 PM
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Positive that it wasnt a man o war. It darted away when the skip jacks started chasing bait near them.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:31 PM
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Think Darkskies is right, read about this in a fishin mag I get. I guess they do come up this far when it gets warm. Rare but not unheard of.
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