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Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Mickey022752 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:27 pm

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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by garden hackle » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:40 pm

Probably a relative of this Frankenbow
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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Rusty Spinner » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:46 pm

Those are sunbows :lol:

Pequest hatches a lot of mutants like that and they have been posted wide and far over the recent years on various forums and Facebook.
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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by garden hackle » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:03 pm

“Mutant” exactly what F&W said.

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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Jaybird » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:10 pm

If it was caught in PA it might be a triploid .

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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Rusty Spinner » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:48 pm

Jaybird wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:10 pm
If it was caught in PA it might be a triploid .
It's a Pequest fish and they are far more common than the hatchery would like. :D It is a common for that hatchery mutation. Triploidy trout will have a slightly smaller head sometimes than their body, but the body grows in a normal shape, just larger due to not growing reproductive organs.
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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Kapfish » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:11 am

Are the mutations from inbreeding? I know that tends to happen in aquarium fish.

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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:53 am

Kapfish wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:11 am
Are the mutations from inbreeding? I know that tends to happen in aquarium fish.
That's likely, but I personally do not know myself.
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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Bubba Zinetti » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:11 am

First off, thanx to Rusty for the information. As a molecular biologist my interest was peaked. I went to the googles and after reading some papers I found a page with some pretty good information. Go here for a nice explanation:
https://fishuntamed.com/what-is-a-triploid-trout/

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Re: Strangest Bow i Ever Caught

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:14 pm

Bubba Zinetti wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:11 am
First off, thanx to Rusty for the information. As a molecular biologist my interest was peaked. I went to the googles and after reading some papers I found a page with some pretty good information. Go here for a nice explanation:
https://fishuntamed.com/what-is-a-triploid-trout/
Triploid trout are not currently raised by the NJ Division, but other states such as Idaho and California to name two do use them. We (Trout Scapes River Restoration LLC which is my firm) sometimes stock them as required and did so recently on a pond we constructed ot West. But the "sunbows" are just a genetic mutation is all.
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