Something a little more concerning then a goliath tigerfish!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish' started by geekdafied, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    Most north american waters have these fish in them. You can even buy them as babies for freshwater aquariums!

    Alligator gar Atractosteus spatula (10 feet)

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  3. Frizza

    Frizza Coral Banded Shrimp

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    That is one mean looking fish!
     
  4. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    Gotta love redneck bowfishermen, lol..........
     
  5. Mrs.Exec.Level

    Mrs.Exec.Level Astrea Snail

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    wow! I never want to see one of those in person!
     
  6. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    They had those on an episode of "Monster Quest" a few weeks ago on the discovery channel.
    I'd rather take my chances swimming with a 5-ft barracuda.
     
  7. BillyD

    BillyD Feather Duster

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    I happen to be one of those Redneck Bowfishermen. =P

    you can also catch them on a fishing rod using nothing but frey'd rope. =) now THAT is alot of fun.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Ok. We have these guys, tigerfish and recently I saw something about Bull Sharks going all the way up the Mississippi and other freshwater areas. I think we have to rethink the whole 'freshwater is safe for swimming' thing. :eek:
     
  10. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd rather swim with that Gar than a bull shark.
     
  11. GeejEx

    GeejEx Skunk Shrimp

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    I hate gar. We had them in east Texas- one of my cuzzins almost lost a toe on a fishing trip when we ran into a small one during a swim. If we hooked one we'd usually whack it with a piece of steel pipe we kept on the boat.
     
  12. jcdillin

    jcdillin Spaghetti Worm

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    Yeah where I grew up in arkansas they had them in the river, allthough much smaller.