what the heck is this?!

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  1. catmanjake

    catmanjake New Member

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    ok i went fishing yesterday at a local pond rumored to hold trophy size bullhead (2 lbs +) the bottom was mucky which made bottom fishing impossible so float fishing was my only option. due to the cold front i went finesse. using mini shy bite floats 4 lb mono leaders and tiny jigs tipped with meal worms. i didnt manage and of the rumored trophy bullhead but i managed my fair share of smaller bullhead up to about a pound and numerous sunfish and this weird sucker type fish. any ideas what it is?
     

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  2. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    I don't know the name of them, but it kinda looks like one of those fish people put in aquariums to help keep them clean.
     

  3. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    that would be a plecostumus(spelling)i think that's how it's spelled. like said above, aquarium suckermouth to keep your fishtank clean.........
     
  4. seacatfish

    seacatfish New Member

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    It looks like a placostimus. I`m sure that is spelled wrong, but that`s how it is pronounced. We have them in our Florida rivers, as a result of the aquarium trade.
     
  5. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Thats what it is. Always nice to get alittle suprise every now and then
     
  6. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    jake its also a tropical fish that will die when water starts cooling off.
     
  7. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Sure is! A suprise every now and then.........What's next?
     
  8. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Yup a plec...... from south america. Someone emptied there aquarium.
     
  9. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Ive seen em get pretty big too. Used to have one in a tank with two oscars. Those oscars wouldnt go near em once he got big enough to defend himself.
     
  10. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Yep! That's a Hypostomus Plecostomus. Commonly know as a Pleco Cat. They originate from the Central and South America area. They have been know to grow up to 2ft. long, if there is adequate area for them. Interesting catch!! Every once in awhile, fisherman have caught Pirahnas in some of the area lakes around here in the summertime. Definently someone getting rid of their aquarium fish as mentioned in a previous post.
     
  11. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    maybe the state put them there to keep the river clean:tounge_out:
     
  12. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Might make a couple decent sized pieces of cutbait.:smile2:
     
  13. Shizzam

    Shizzam New Member

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    Put it in the tank.
     
  14. Army Guy

    Army Guy New Member

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    That's true... but I have seen them survive winters. I had a 15 inch one that I left in a 50 gal tank outside during the winter months in Missouri. The water froze but never did completely.

    I wrote the fish off as being dead. To my surprise... it was alive that spring. Not sure how... but it was. After that I took it to a pet store (felt like it earned a second chance).

    Doubt is will make it so far north tho...
     
  15. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I dont know but it looks like a monster! :smile2:
     
  16. mariofish

    mariofish New Member

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    nice deer:crazy:
     
  17. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    Thats funny cause a buddy just caught something like that out of a city pond it weighed 4 lbs. I had no clue what it was!

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  18. jodster

    jodster New Member

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    We used to catch them something like that about a pound or two in Michigan, we called them stone rollers. They looked like a camouflaged sucker with a flat head. They would set on the bottom. Although the first post looks like a plecostomus and belongs in my aquarium!