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Off Topic: Strange Fish.

Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@onlinetoday.com>
Date: Wednesday, 19 March 2003, at 7:24 p.m.

I went to see the loach shipment at the Boutique Pet Shop in Dallas. What surprised me was something in addition to the loaches. I've never seen a fish like this one. Very strange. Wish I had a camera. I'd like to know if anyone has seen it elsewhere?

These fish are about 1" or just under. They are tan in color with dark stripes. They look a bit like tadpoles, a bit like a bull head, a bit like a saltwater Frogfish. If you've seen one, you know what I'm talking about. They sit on the bottom almost motionless, with tiny eyes. Gill movement is very slight. Looks like a type of fish that sits in wait for something to swim along that it can swallow.

I'm unsure if I should purchase a couple. They reportedly haven't eaten in four days, but the FW guy did put feeder guppies in the tank and in 24 hours they were all gone (but they is a Betta and a large tetra also in there).

Anyone see anything like this? ...and I'm not joking here. April fools day is a ways off. :-)

JL
 

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