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"Hand-Painted" Bream???

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by AnglingArtisan, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Does anybody have any info on this fish? Is it a hybrid? I can't find anything online about them. My customer called it a "hand-paint" and I think they are found in Florida.

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  2. paulbunyan

    paulbunyan gotta be smarter then the tool your working with

    yup thats what we call them also, caught in the applachocolia river (sp). We have used shellcreacker forms with some slight altering, makes a good looking mount. Take plenty of pics color will vary from one to another.

  3. Nice! Beautiful picture.

    as said they are found in Florida in a few river systems.
    Its not a hybrid but a subspecies of a bluegill. although they are doing genetic testing on them to determine if it is a separate species or not.
    I caught a few down there but none as bright.
  4. jemmick

    jemmick Active Member

    wow !! Looks like a cross between a coi and a bream. Bein' a northerner I've never seen such a thing!!
  5. That's a new one to me. Cool fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
  6. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info guys....if anyone else has more feel free to share.
    I was pretty amazed when the guy sent me this photo too....just when you thought you've seen everything...
    a new mutant odd ball fish! I love them! The markings on that Bluegill remind me of some kind of Cichlid I've seen before.

    Josh- ever heard of a "Soft Mouth" Trout? ;)

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  7. AnglingArtisan

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  8. Ohhh a Lenok!!!!

    Ive been wanting to do a replica of one for some time.
    Its the missing link (not really missing) between the Grayling and Trout.
    Crazy looking buggers.

    Look into some of the Asian salmon.

    Cherry salmon (Masu) and Formosan landlocked salmon (Seema).
    I will be doing a recreation of a Formosan salmon soon.

    here is a Seema

    Cherry Salmon look like a mix between a Coho and a Chum. and they get Very very fat.
    The young stay in the rivers for up to 3 years then migrate to sea at around 16-18" then feed in open ocean for a year and return.
  9. Back to the Bream. lol
    Sorry for the side track.


    This one is a non spawning fish and looks closer to our gills. but its body shape is very odd. A friend got this guy in FL
  10. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Love those Japanese "Trout"...Yamame are sweet

    Actually Josh the fish I posted isn't a Lenok although it looks to be closely related.
    The "Soft Mouth" is also known as The Adriatic Trout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adriatic_trout

    Here is a Lenok(a.k.a. Manchurian/Siberian Trout) because they are cool as well

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  11. Wow crazy cool, Thats why the scales looked more prominent then the Lenoks.
    I am just recently getting overwhelmed by the Asian salmon and trout.

    I want to paint them all!

    I keep looking for blanks and species that could be modified to make them.
    I think a Taimen would be an amazing mount.

    I have a small pike replica here that I have modified into an Amur Pike.
    So many untouched species there. Makes me want to plan a trip.
  12. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Had to look up the Amur Pike...never heard of it...AWESOME!
    I know what you mean about wanting to paint them all....from one fish geek to another ;D
    Gotta stop by Slovenia and get some of those Marble Trout...

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  13. HAHAHA
    Too funny
    I have been looking for a while for a brown that has the right body shape to pull off a male marble trout.
    The head shape is more Lake trout like. and the color is like a tiger trout.
    Check out these bruisers!!!

  14. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Second largest Salmonids after the Taimen I guess...cool
    Gotta keep an eye out for these mutants in my own back yard....ever heard of the "Fantail Steelhead"?

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  15. I have actually.
    A friend of mine got a rainbow like that but didnt want it mounted because he said it would looks stupid.
    I would have LOVED to get my hands on it, but he wanted the meat for smoking.