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post #1 of 27 Old 05-30-2007, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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can't find indentity for weird fish online

Hi i'm new here. Like a week ago my friend and I were fishing in a lake and this weird fish got caught in his net.
it dwells in the bottom of his pond. Its all black and its skin is pretty hard especially the middle part. Its like its layerd with hard armour skin. oh and its missing an eye. I've tried searching online for it but didn't find anything thing. so anynody know?

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post #2 of 27 Old 05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Looks like a monster plecostomus to me. Big, ugly and worth a little pride. Nice fish. Definitely a keeper in my book.
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post #3 of 27 Old 05-30-2007, 10:24 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

Monster pleco indeed! I prized beauties like that.

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post #4 of 27 Old 05-31-2007, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Cool thanks for the id guys and thanks for the welcome
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post #5 of 27 Old 05-31-2007, 03:21 AM
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wat an awesome pleco! stunning
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post #6 of 27 Old 05-31-2007, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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hey guys I also caught a small eel-tailed cat fish and put it in my fish tank. But i read on the link below that they have strong poisenous fins which worries me when I stick my hand in my fish tank. Its nocturnal since it only comes out of hiding at night. Man my lake is full of different fishes.
http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/fishweb/2171.html

below is a bass we caught in the lake
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i'll post some pics of the eel-tailed catfish as soon as it comes out from hiding
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post #7 of 27 Old 05-31-2007, 08:46 PM
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That is not a bass my friend. Looks like a Cichlasoma managuense.
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post #8 of 27 Old 06-01-2007, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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I looked up the name you gave me and it turns out you were right Gump, thanks. You guys are good :o I'm still waiting waiting for the other mystery fish I spoke off to come out from hiding so i can take a picture of it.
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post #9 of 27 Old 06-01-2007, 11:04 AM
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Excellent Plecostomus specimen you have there.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10744
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post #10 of 27 Old 06-29-2007, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got a picture of the mysterious nocturnal fish fish I caught at the lake. My guess "eel tale catfish"





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