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Hi, I keep mostly natives and added two of these this week. They look to be brown bullheads. Ones about 2.5-3" the other 1.5-2". I think they already have grown some, in 2 days. The pic is of the bigger one. Very cool fish.
Postby Viktor Jarikov on Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:32 am a small excerpt from DEC NY site:
The brown bullhead is a medium sized fish - averaging about eight to 14 inches in length. It has the typical catfish appearance of a broad, flat head and dark barbels around the face. Its square tail and mottled side coloration distinguishes it from other members of the catfish family. The brown bullhead is generally dark brown above and yellow to white on its belly, but as is the case with most fishes, its color may vary with its surroundings.
While it is most often mistaken for the brown bullhead, a yellow bullhead can be distinguished by its white chin barbels. In addition, the yellow bullhead has a somewhat smaller (eight to 12 inches) and huskier body than a brown bullhead and its tail is rounded rather than square.
Averaging eight to ten inches long, the black bullhead is the smallest of New York State's bullheads. It is even tougher than the brown bullhead and can withstand extremely high water temperatures and silty conditions
The channel catfish is the largest of New York State's catfish and is a formidable sportfish. Channel cats reach trophy size of 20-plus pounds, have good fighting qualities, and are very good to eat.
In appearance, the white catfish is a mix between a channel catfish and a bullhead. It grows larger than a bullhead, but smaller than a channel catfish. Its body is husky like a bullhead's, but its tail is forked like the channel cat's.
Common Name Scientific Name Brown Bullhead Ameiurus nebulosus Yellow Bullhead Ameiurus natalis Black Bullhead Ameiurus melas Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus White Catfish Ameiurus catus
AC is pretty cool. If you shop around you can finds casino's with low rates. Indoor and outdoor pools and right on the boardwalk and beach. Asbury Park is building up, but kinda looks like a bomb hit it. Longbranch had its arcade pier burn down in the 80's. Sandy Hook is 100% unchanged. Nice meeting U2.