Open wide! Today’s quiz: how do you tell the difference between two popular baitfish, sardines and anchovies? And which one is this?

Open wide! Today’s quiz: how do you tell the difference between two popular baitfish, sardines and anchovies? And which one is this?

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    "Ha! Too easy. These little suckers are anchovies. Sure, they both may be oily fish, but they’re entirely different...
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  11. ametiliatheater answered: I think they are anchovies on the photos. Sardines have different scales no?
  12. wingedtoad answered: It’s all in the motion of how they swim! Except I can’t remember which does which right now.
  13. lesbianslovefish answered: Anchovies pinch their caudial fins as them swim, sardines do not. I think these are anchovies.
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    I’m so pleased that the Monterey Bay Aquarium has a tumblr. I particularly like this lovely yet slightly unnerving...
  16. fresherthan-cutgrass answered: A
  17. blueforbirds answered: Anchovies are smaller than sardines no? I think these are anchovies…
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  19. veinsrunempty answered: Anchovies are usually shorter than sardines, and I believe the anchovy can be found in freshwater.
  20. lilanth answered: Anchovy. I recognize the exhibit.You have them in a tube shaped tank I belive?
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