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Old 07-28-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
 
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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.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:08 PM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:40 PM   #3
 
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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.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #4
 
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anglerfish and frogfish "crawl" with their fins and can be kept in aquariums. gobies will sit on their fins as well.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:53 PM   #5
 
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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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