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    Exciting times for all of you! Sorry, no idea about fish.

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    It looks like baby perch of some sort. Probably not carp - the fins are wrong...

    Silver perch - Department of Environment and Primary Industries

    Other perch include Callop (aka Golden Perch, yellow belly), red belly, barramundi.

    When they're young they don't have the sticky out head and hump back that the older ones do.

    If it's silver perch the Victorians would get VERY EXCITED.

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    Wow, what a hectic year this has been! I tried to get some more photos of Dex for you. He's still loving it and has become so much more confident. He loves chasing the wild birds and follow the scent of rabbits. His poops were purple for a while when he found the mulberry tree, lol, and I can't keep him out of the strawberry patch or the compost. He even went for an accidental swim in the dam the other day. He was bobbing for lilly pads and reached a bit too far and couldn't touch the bottom so half sunk whilst trying to do a loop and get out again, hehe.

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    I never saw this post before. I'm extremely jealous. Looking at those photos, a dog simply couldn't get any happier than that!

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    Agree! Every single picture looks like he is in doggy heaven. I really don't know what Nero would give to have chooks to watch. He'd be sitting in front of it all day like it was a giant TV.

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    Oh my stars BT, your property looks amazing ... Dexter looks like the happiest dog I've ever seen ... those chooks look huge next to him!

    How are you enjoying your new place?? Did you move from suburbia? I am so jealous, I'd love a property like yours...

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    back to the fish - I'm thinking bass or perch too. I can never remember which is which to look at.

    I too am very jealous of your beautiful new home. Lucky lucky pup

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    Definitely doggy heaven and Dexter is loving every minute

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    Love seeing these pics...Dexter looks like he's having a ball the lucky fella !!

    That fish looks very much like a Perch of sorts...cant really tell exactly which one from that picture sorry. You can definently rule out Yellowbelly (callop), Barramundi (tail, and pec fins wrong shape), Carp (totally diffrent fish), ...and it looks to big to be a spangled perch. Estuary Perch are a southern species so thats out too. It really is tricky from that shot...

    I'd be leaning towards a Australian Bass, a Grunter (sooty?) or one of the many other species of perch.....pretty much all closely related.

    Have you found any more or seen fish feeding of the surface ? Nows the time of year they'll eat insects of the surface with this warm weather. The bet time to see it will be just on dusk with a storm approaching...hot humid conditions with a rising barometer will see fish go nuts. If the cicada are singing watch the water surface aswell.

    My dream is to own land like yours with a big dam...i'd be stocking Barra up here but it might get to cold in Ipswich in winter for them.


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    wow, thats one nice back yard for a dog to run in

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