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Old 08-26-2007, 08:01 PM   #1
 
what is this fish?

i do not think it is a piranha because of the size but what is it?

a paco?

http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_aug20...OnSteroids.htm
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
 
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Looks like a payara but I could be wrong. Edit: Not close to payara.

The name Piranha on Steroids is just wrong. What are they trying to do? Strike fear that piranhas really eat flesh? I don't think that fish even suits in the genus Serrasalmidae.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:18 PM   #3
 
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Okay, it's confirmed as a Goliath African Tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath).
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...hydrocynus.htm
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:57 PM   #4
 
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What Lupin said. However, it is a characin, so piranha on steriods is not entirely inapt. However, it's in the family Alestidae, so more apt would be a Congo Tetra on PCP.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:56 PM   #5
 
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Very cool fish and have become quite available in this hobby as of the last few years.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:49 AM   #6
 
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Heh, i just showed those pics to my housemates nephew and he ran and hid behind the sofa. Now that'd be a cool reaction to a tank!
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:16 AM   #7
 
AFRICAN TIGERFISH (Hydrocynus goliath)
FAMILY: Alestiidae (African tetras)
TYPE: Characins
CHARACTER: Aggressive
ORIGIN: Africa
MAX. SIZE: 70" (approx. 170 cm)
DIET: Carnivore
MISC: ideal pH range from 6.5 - 7.5, one of the most fearsome predators freshwater has ever known
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:13 PM   #8
 
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more like nessie from the loch. :/
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:00 AM   #9
 
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will it fit in my nano? :)
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:27 AM   #10
 
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will it fit in my nano? :)
Not even if you run it through a cuisinart first.
That's a whole lot of fish. :D
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