The fish in the fountain

Ledanta 23 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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UPDATE 23/02/12 09:56: Ledanta’s now sent in a closer crop for the fish fanciers:

fish crop


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Thumper 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 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 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 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 TheDancingDjinn 10:59 am 23 Feb 12

Poor thing must be so hungry

johnboy johnboy 9:57 am 23 Feb 12

Closer crop now attached.

eh_steve 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 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 milkman 7:21 am 23 Feb 12

Pretty cool, I reckon!

Jethro Jethro 12:54 am 23 Feb 12

AnimosiTy said :

die carp!!!

Carpe diem?

AnimosiTy AnimosiTy 12:11 am 23 Feb 12

die carp!!!

Disinformation 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 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 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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