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Old 05-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Millers thumb fish

I've just been down to my "local" river in the meon valley (UK) and caught this little guy-


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I only know it as a "millers thumb" fish but it's a cute little fish, I was wondering if anyone knows what it's really called or anything about it. Also would it be ok in a tank? I like the idea of one day setting up a river tank with a few of these guys in if at all possible...
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i know nothing about them,but it sure looks awesome
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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Looks a little like a hillstream loach but I'm pretty sure you won't find those in the UK. Cool fish though.
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No i dont think its a hillstream, the find and face look differant then a hillstream IMO.
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Definitely not a hill stream loach lol all I know is it's a bottom dweller. Normally I only catch minnows and trout fry when I go to the river with my son so this fish was a bit of a surprise. Definitely the most awesome native fish I've found here though
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I know it's not a hillstream, I just thought it looked a little like one and the care is probably similar.
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I know it's not a hillstream, I just thought it looked a little like one and the care is probably similar.
To be fair when I first pulled it out of the river in the net I thought it looked a lot like a plec till I got a good look at it in the bucket
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I think I found my fish it's a European bullhead
http://www.bukisa.com/articles/53601...marine-animals
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Looks about right, did you find how big they get or if they live in groups? That would be a step towards figuring out how to keep them in aquariums.
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So far all I've found is that they grow to about 10cm, they lay eggs on the underside of stones which the males guard until they hatch, they're carnivorous and they need a lot of oxygen. Other than that i can't seem to find a great deal about them :/ which is weird considering they're native.
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