Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Freshwater and Tropical Fish (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/freshwater-tropical-fish/)
-   -   wood eating catfish discovered (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/freshwater-tropical-fish/wood-eating-catfish-discovered-52495/)

Byron 09-27-2010 03:35 PM

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

Cornelius1208 09-27-2010 05:36 PM

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!

SinCrisis 09-27-2010 06:20 PM

that is a really big fish... i want one...

Byron 09-27-2010 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byron (Post 480522)
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.

aunt kymmie 09-27-2010 07:03 PM

"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!!

Romad 09-27-2010 09:00 PM

[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."

quote]

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

Too funny.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2