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wood eating catfish discovered
Old 09-27-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
 
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wood eating catfish discovered

Came across this and thought some of you might find it of interest.

Pictures: New Armored, Wood-Eating Catfish Found in Amazon
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
 
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Wow, cool article. That's a neat looking fish too. I always thought the wood ingesting microbes were in the catfishes digestive system not on the wood itself! Very interesting find!
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
 
that is a really big fish... i want one...
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
 
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Came across this and thought some of you might find it of interest.

Pictures: New Armored, Wood-Eating Catfish Found in Amazon
By the way, should have noted it previously, at the bottom of the article click "Next" to see the rest, as it continues over several pages with photos of the fish's jaws and how it eats, etc.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #5
 
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"They put it in soup or barbecue it whole," German said. "The fish have an armor shell that acts like a built-in bowl. So they take out the gut and cook the fish whole and just eat the meat out of the shell."

I may never look at a pleco in the same way again! Interesting article, Byron. Thanks for posting!!
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:00 PM   #6
 
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[quote=aunt kymmie;480710]"They put it in soup or barbecue it whole," German said. "The fish have an armor shell that acts like a built-in bowl. So they take out the gut and cook the fish whole and just eat the meat out of the shell."

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Cool - a fish that comes ready to barbecue because you can forget the wood chips :)

Too funny.
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