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Freddy 07-28-2010 04:35 PM

Tripod fish?
 
If you don't know what a tripod fish is, you should google it. It's a deep sea fish that stands on the ocean floor using three of its fins. Pretty cool. I was wondering if anyone (doesn't have to be anyone on this site) has ever tried to keep tripod fish in an aquarium. I think that with very low light, a sandy bottom, and heavy water pressure, someone could keep a couple in a big aquarium.

kitten_penang 07-30-2010 07:08 PM

don't think house owners can provide what it need to survive esp the pressure it's accustomed too. they use pressure chambers to study deep sea creatures i don't think we can afford one ...ever.

Freddy 08-17-2010 08:40 PM

Just remembered I had posted this. I didnt mean necessarily anyone that was a normal fishkeeper. I was including the scientific labs with the million dollar government grants.

onefish2fish 08-18-2010 09:40 AM

anglerfish and frogfish "crawl" with their fins and can be kept in aquariums. gobies will sit on their fins as well.

dfbiggs 08-18-2010 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freddy (Post 434104)
If you don't know what a tripod fish is, you should google it. It's a deep sea fish that stands on the ocean floor using three of its fins. Pretty cool. I was wondering if anyone (doesn't have to be anyone on this site) has ever tried to keep tripod fish in an aquarium. I think that with very low light, a sandy bottom, and heavy water pressure, someone could keep a couple in a big aquarium.


That's definately a unique creature..I couldn't imagine having a tank of those..lol..kind of creepy in a way..they look like Salvador Dali painting..lol


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