Odd Looking Catfish

Discussion in 'SOUTH AMERICAN CATFISH' started by Ace, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    The Blind Whale catfish Is an odd looking fish and they have a whale like appearance and are airbreathing.I tried to get more info from the Internet but was not successful. But I have some pics to share.If any one knows any thing about these catfish let us know.

    Ace :cat:
     
  2. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    ACE I think it looks like a blind whale minnow............
     

  3. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    Those are whale cats...don't know where the name comes from, except I guess the look maybe. They're a blind parasitic species from South American. Mostly they feed on wounded fish, and track the blood. But they've also been known to feed on sleeping fish. Their mouths are very strong and can bite whole chunks right out of the sides of fish. These fish are the fish that will school up and devour large prey items in SECONDS!!! They have been known to strip carcasses even faster than pirahnas!
     
  4. YeeHaw

    YeeHaw New Member

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    I'm speechless, that's crazy lookin.
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Looks like some of the no eyed cats I get out of the Delaware river. LOL! Pretty wild!
     
  6. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    katfshn50 what species of catfish are these .
    If you have any pics I would like to see them.
    That sounds very interesting.

    Ace :cat:

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  7. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    interesting