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Old 10-19-2019, 05:50 PM
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Nice fish!

Originally Posted by CAP1 View Post
I wonder where they have been that makes the tails blue.?
Don't quote me on this but I believe the blue tails appear in redfish that been foraging primarily on crustacean's. Something to do with the algae that the crabs and shrimp feed on uptaking to the redfish and showing up in the tail. This also supports why you see the blue tails in a lot of juvenile redfish that haven't grown big enough to shift to mullet and other finfish.

Maybe Capt. Amanda or anyone else with a Marine Bio background could weigh in and confirm or correct this as this is just what I've heard.

Whatever the reason, it sure make for a cool looking redfish!