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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2009, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Do you know the name of the fish? It is somehow related to the arowana?

Does anyone know the name of the fish in the picture?

This fish is currently 8cm in length - apparently, it is related to the arowana and it can grow much longer. I suppose it is an albino since it has a white body and red eyes.

Thanks for your help in advance!
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-23-2009, 09:03 AM
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to me it doesnt look like an arowana......more than likely some type of bichir......what type i couldnt say, but maybe some other members will have a better idea
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-23-2009, 09:37 AM
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If you google under images "albino bichir" you'll see that exact same fish. My vote if for albino bichir.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-23-2009, 09:55 AM
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I'm not 100% postive, but I think it's an Albino Cuvier Bichir. Cool fish!


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I'm not 100% postive, but I think it's an Albino Cuvier Bichir. Cool fish!


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Actually, you are completely correct in your guess. The one related to arowanas, are African butterfly fish. Bichirs are far from being related to arowanas although both share the fact they are primitive fish.

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