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Old 06-12-2005, 09:02 PM
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I of heard of fish with one eye, or no eyes. Have you ever saw a weird looking no scales carp like this? I am a carp novice but this guy is weird looking. Went out tonight and shot 12 fish all in the 10-15 pound range. It was great. I am getting the hang of it!
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Old 06-12-2005, 09:02 PM
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Forgot the attachment.

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Old 06-12-2005, 09:58 PM
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That's called a 'mirror' carp.

It's a common carp, but with funky scales. It's genetic and occurs naturally in the wild population. In Europe certain strains of domesticated carp are bred for this trait. (it's fairly rare in our wild populations, tho' some areas have more than others) I've shot a couple here in Northern IL.

There is also what is called the 'leather' carp, it's another genetic anomaly in which the carp has no scales or just a few scales along the fin edges. They are rarer than the mirrors and I've only seen one in the wild.

Congrats on your unique fish!
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:03 PM
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I was close on the name, i was thinking window carp
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:28 AM
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that thing's ugly
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Old 06-13-2005, 04:00 PM
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Wow, interesting thanks for my new knowledge. It was a blast and hopefully I will see some more someday.
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:20 PM
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I've actually shot three of them this year, and saw a fourth when I didn't have my bow. This one got in front of my arrow last Thursday.




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Old 06-14-2005, 08:45 PM
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That actually looks more like a leather carp. A mirror is completely covered with different size scales.
Heres a carp link....
http://www.carpuniverse.com/frames_site_navigation_pages/mirror2.html
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:46 AM
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Those are nasty lookin critters!!!
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:03 AM
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Looks like a mirror carp to me. Ugly too.
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