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joelfish 05-30-2007 05:06 PM

can't find indentity for weird fish online
Hi i'm new here. Like a week ago my friend and I were fishing in a lake and this weird fish got caught in his net.
it dwells in the bottom of his pond. Its all black and its skin is pretty hard especially the middle part. Its like its layerd with hard armour skin. oh and its missing an eye. I've tried searching online for it but didn't find anything thing. so anynody know?

herefishy 05-30-2007 05:45 PM

Looks like a monster plecostomus to me. Big, ugly and worth a little pride. Nice fish. Definitely a keeper in my book.

Lupin 05-30-2007 10:24 PM

Welcome to the forum.:wave:

Monster pleco indeed!:shock: I prized beauties like that.:checkedout:

joelfish 05-31-2007 01:52 AM

Cool thanks for the id guys and thanks for the welcome

lioness501 05-31-2007 03:21 AM

wat an awesome pleco! stunning

joelfish 05-31-2007 04:14 PM

hey guys I also caught a small eel-tailed cat fish and put it in my fish tank. But i read on the link below that they have strong poisenous fins which worries me when I stick my hand in my fish tank. Its nocturnal since it only comes out of hiding at night. Man my lake is full of different fishes.

below is a bass we caught in the lake

i'll post some pics of the eel-tailed catfish as soon as it comes out from hiding

Gump 05-31-2007 08:46 PM

That is not a bass my friend. Looks like a Cichlasoma managuense.

joelfish 06-01-2007 01:34 AM

I looked up the name you gave me and it turns out you were right Gump, thanks. You guys are good :o I'm still waiting waiting for the other mystery fish I spoke off to come out from hiding so i can take a picture of it.

MattD 06-01-2007 11:04 AM

Excellent Plecostomus specimen you have there.

joelfish 06-29-2007 09:02 PM

I finally got a picture of the mysterious nocturnal fish fish I caught at the lake. My guess "eel tale catfish"

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