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Blueyes
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Joined: 17 Aug 2003

PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)17:27    Post subject: Name this fish? Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me the name of this fish.

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looks like a snake sits at bottom of the tank, and colour is black and orange and tail is like a fish.

and do you know how big they can grow to ?

Thanks for any help

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Max
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PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)17:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big is it now?
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FishAddict85
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PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)17:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kuhli loach perhaps...

http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/gkuhli.html
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bohica
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Joined: 10 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)18:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a Red Snakehead to me. Which way does the color pattern run? If it is indeed a Red Snakehead They are truly voracious predators that will generally eat only live food. The largest example of Channa Asiatica that I have seen with my own eyes was 42" long and about as big around as a half gallon milk carton. When they reach 8 or 9" they lose the black orange pattern and become off white with black blotches. The 42" example I noted was kept alone in a 425 gallon glass pond in a petstore. It was fed large feeder goldfish and the occasional hamster.

Seeing that monster explode on a hamster swimming across the pond was an awe inspiring sight that was definately not for the weak at heart. A passerby once commented on the cruelty of the act. He was informed that in it's home range the Red Snakehead fed regularly on swimming rodents and birds. These guys are NOT aquarium fish.

Please note that the above ID is merely a guess based on the description you gave and is worth exactly what you paid for it. It could be a totally harmless Kuhli! Very Happy

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McSamster
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PostPosted: 2003.08.25(Mon)18:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blueyes; I would also guess at a snakehead, and if it is, then my prayers are with you, god help you try and find the beast a home, it isn't going to be easy!
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Irons
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Joined: 27 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.08.26(Tue)9:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really not much of a description. What is the size and other attributes? Suggesting that it's a snakehead a little early in the game.

My suggestion for you is look in the gallery here:
http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery.html

You may also want to do an internet search or http://images.google.com for what was suggested here. Another fish to look into might be clown loaches. Let us know what you find.
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The Old Salt
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PostPosted: 2003.08.27(Wed)9:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snakehead? Nah.
Try:
Polypterus ornatissimus.
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uLtRa
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PostPosted: 2003.08.27(Wed)11:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK lets start narrowing it down. Does this fish look anything like these>?

http://community.webshots.com/photo/85911743/87080143sMiIXI

If yes, its some kind of snakehead.
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