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Discussion in 'SOUTH AMERICAN CATFISH' started by Ace, Feb 14, 2006.
Candiru: Vampire Catfish
Ace :frk-big: :0a30:
Jim Carrey said it best in Liar Liar...
Ok lets get us a recoard for the largest one ever caught...
Im never going swimming there !!!
Oh man! That gave me shivers! I don't even want to see the surgical removal from humans:crying: lol
what a cute little guys they are.:blink:
Those things look like something from the X-Files. Leave them in south america.lol
Oh the Candiru is a wonderful little critter! Swimming in the water is of little concern. These fish are parasites that use the released CO2 that fish release from their gills(or in the blood of a wounded fish) to track down other fish, where they then lodge themselves in their gill-plate and bite chunks out of the gills. The problem that people occure with the Candiru is when someone urinates in the water. Urine is VERY high in CO2...and well, this well adapted little fish thinks that it's headed for a smorgasborg!
On a side note, this fish has a little cousin that is call the "Land catfish". It only get's to be 2" in length, but it lives in the wet leaves and debris along the edge of a stream, out of the water completely, but not completely out of water. It's bright red and frankly looks like a red wiggler worm!
Heck of a mean lil bugger. Guess if i go over there ill remember to buy me some balloons and duct tape
I saw a show on discovery channel about them. Absolutely fascinating fish. They are not schooling fish but they hord in on a meal. Scientist think they have a communication to relay messages about food. They are also the only fish to be seen in the deepest trench in the amazon, it was over 300 feet deep. I think they are neat and I would like to use my biology degree to study a fish like that!
That's some real interesting stuff!
that fish is messed up we will be finding them in our water was soon just like the asian carp
Ummm, fried vampire catfish, I think not!!!! Lets hope no one decides they would make interesting pets and brings them to the states.
Ok, was not real scared, until I read about its size and how it tracks prey....yowch :crazy:
Leave them in south america.lol
ouch!.... that'll leave a mark
Well we know what bait to use for them anyways! oooh: :roll_eyes: