Saltwater fish species in Florida
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Florida has a variety of snapper species, and their similar appearance sometimes leads to misidentification. Knowing a few of the key distinguishing characteristics for each species can make the identification process a breeze.
Keys: Red eye
Size 3–20 lbs.
Keys: Large canine teeth
Size 10–80 lbs.
black spot at base
of pelvic fin
Keys: Dark streak (snout)
Size 3–10 lbs.
Keys: Yellow eye
Size 2–4 lbs.
Max 12 lbs.
Keys: Yellowish fins
Blue streaks on gill plate
Keys: Black lateral line spot
Pointed anal fin
Size 5–15 lbs.
Keys: Pale bars
Horizontal blue line under eye
Keys: Black lateral line spot
Yellow horizontal stripes
Rounded anal fin
Keys: Bright yellow
streak and tail
Keys: Reddish margins on fins
Keys: Streamlined body
Size 2 lbs.
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Copper is also toxic to fish, especially2002-04-04 03:51:43 by MeM
Goldfish. There are several vital dyes that are relatively safe for FRESHWATER fish with ich (I know nothing about saltwater fishes) that are sold in pet stores: methylene blue is very safe for fishes but kills plants. There is a more commonly used drug now, malachite green, which is safe for plants and fairly safe for most fishes. But I believe a few kinds of FW fishes have trouble with it.
If I remember right, you don't have to change the water after using M.G., it naturally breaks down. But you will after M.B., first because it stains the water a deep blue, second because of your plants
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