View Full Version : Fish ID

07-25-2007, 17:25
Can anyone tell me what these fish are?
<DIV>We go to the Dominican Republic in 12 days and my wife got the video of these of the hotel forum site.</DIV>
<DIV>Just wondered if you guys could identify them?</DIV>

07-27-2007, 18:11
I take it we have no fish specialists

07-28-2007, 09:54
Sorry Ajuva, no clue here. They're cool looking though. Almost a little tiny sword fish...but prettier. Good luck!

07-28-2007, 10:01
When it doubt, give your buddy the shark sign. It's always funny to watch them swim away quickly in any random direction.

07-28-2007, 11:20
thats not nice.

where are you staying while there?

07-28-2007, 15:35
Sunscape Casa Del Mar.

Diving with Funscape so I am hoping it will be a blast.

Looking forward to Saona and Catalinita along with Shark Point.

They have a resident local wreck as well so all in all it should be a good vacation.

07-28-2007, 16:08
I just searched Paul Humann's Reef Fish ID book and the Audbon Society's Field Guide and came up empty. Hence, the only conclusion that I can draw is that there is a scientist somewhere creating genetically altered fish to stab small pieces of food floating in the water. Sorry Ajuva.

07-28-2007, 18:32
Smooth my man,

As a teacher, if you don't know what it is i expect area 51 to be looking into it right now.



07-29-2007, 08:43
OMG!!!! This snorkeler (from the video) is wearing the snorkel on THE WRONG SIDE. I'm shocked..shocked I tell you.

Then, again, you Scots drive on the wrong side of the road a well... (or is that only the Brits?)


07-29-2007, 11:51
I think you will find that we Scots drive on the correct side of the road whilst you Colonials have it all "Bass Ackwards"

Heh heh heh!!

08-27-2007, 15:45
Have a hunch that these little things are some form of Garfish. Have been looking everywhere with no luck.

Saw them when I was in the Dominican Republic, seem to eat the little sergeant majors etc.

WV Diver
08-27-2007, 16:24
Not 100% sure but I would guess ballyhoo

08-27-2007, 16:32
I vote Unicorns.

If you can have cat-fish, and dog-fish, and whale-sharks...
Why Can't you have unicorn-fish?

08-27-2007, 17:00
They do have unicorn fish in the Pacific and those aren't unicorn fish.

I'm not sure what they are myself but Ballyhoo looks like the best bet to me as well.

No Misses
08-27-2007, 17:03
Those are Ballyhoo. these are small baitfish that have a bill. The weird part is...the bill is on the bottom lip.

No Misses
08-27-2007, 17:06
The ballyhoo schools have been pretty good around Ft. Lauderdale lately. They tend to school near the surface. Sailfish, dorado, kingfish, wahoo all love them. We use them for trolling baits.

Charlotte Smith
08-28-2007, 12:03
they are cool little fish whatever they are!