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What the heck is this? #13988549 05/06/21 10:22 PM
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So I went fishing at Ray Roberts Saturday and left a little water in my bait tank. I just opened up the tank and discovered this little critter about a half inch long swimming around. Does anybody have an idea of what it is?[Linked Image]



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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13988568 05/06/21 10:44 PM
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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13988713 05/07/21 01:29 AM
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It appears to be a fish louse of the genus Argulus. They are a fish parasite.

Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13988718 05/07/21 01:32 AM
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I would agree with Osbornfishing either a fish louse or a large protozoan

Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13988757 05/07/21 01:53 AM
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Looks like the start of many horror movies. Kill it. Kill it with fire.

Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Osbornfishing] #13988877 05/07/21 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
It appears to be a fish louse of the genus Argulus. They are a fish parasite.

I believe you are correct sir. It’s about 1/2”-3/4” long. I’ve been fishing all my life and have yet to see one. Strange looking critter!
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Fish louse for sure.

Re: What the heck is this? [Re: David Newton] #13989880 05/08/21 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by David Newton
Looks like the start of many horror movies. Kill it. Kill it with fire.


laugh

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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13991064 05/09/21 06:33 PM
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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Shaun Russell] #14004864 05/20/21 07:46 PM
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Nope...it's a baby stingray.


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Re: What the heck is this? [Re: Osbornfishing] #14005133 05/21/21 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
It appears to be a fish louse of the genus Argulus. They are a fish parasite.

+1
I pull them off of the Buffalo I catch when I see them! Thankfully they don't seem too common.


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