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The fish in the fountain

By Ledanta - 22 February 2012 14

fish in fountain

Came across an interesting site on a walk around Lake Burley Griffin. The Memorial near the fountain had a rather large fish in it!

My guess is that a fisherman may have caught it and threw it in there as I dont see any other way it could have found its way in there!

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The fish in the fountain
Thumper 2:32 pm 23 Feb 12

Jivrashia said :

It’s a lovely addition to the fountain.
But, yeah, agree that it is cruel without having any source to feed on.

Carps can live off anything. Anyone want to throw it some bread crumbs?

Yeah, someone go and feed the thing will they.

Jivrashia 2:06 pm 23 Feb 12

It’s a lovely addition to the fountain.
But, yeah, agree that it is cruel without having any source to feed on.

Carps can live off anything. Anyone want to throw it some bread crumbs?

Disinformation 1:12 pm 23 Feb 12

Yep. Positive ID on carp suspect loitering in fountain.
So now someone can release it.

(The above contains a deliberately provocative statement for people with no idea about carp fishing regulations in the ACT)

Link for info http://www.environment.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/152043/carpinfosheet.pdf

EvanJames 12:05 pm 23 Feb 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

Poor thing must be so hungry

yeah, it’s a bit rough. I wonder if insects are coming close enough for him to get them?

TheDancingDjinn 10:59 am 23 Feb 12

Poor thing must be so hungry

johnboy 9:57 am 23 Feb 12

Closer crop now attached.

eh_steve 9:36 am 23 Feb 12

Maybe someone’s testing the theory that if you flush them out with clean water they don’t taste too bad?

dtc 9:11 am 23 Feb 12

Carp have three fins along their ‘bottom’, but the other common LBG species (redfin, golden perch and – not so common – cod) have only two. This fish seems to have 3.

Plus its the wrong colour for a reddie and not really a perch shape.

So given how common carp are, all signs point to carp.

milkman 7:21 am 23 Feb 12

Pretty cool, I reckon!

Jethro 12:54 am 23 Feb 12

AnimosiTy said :

die carp!!!

Carpe diem?

AnimosiTy 12:11 am 23 Feb 12

die carp!!!

Disinformation 9:01 pm 22 Feb 12

Just from the fact that someone caught it and put it in there, it’s likely to be a carp..

shauno 6:30 pm 22 Feb 12

From the limited view Id say it was a carp because of the shape and the fins.

Disinformation 12:18 pm 22 Feb 12

Can we have a crop of this or the original image for some species identification please?

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