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Endymion
07-06-2011, 11:19 AM
Really interesting.



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Alpha Dude
07-06-2011, 11:38 AM
What's that about? Did they put something in the water to kill them off?
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sister herb
07-06-2011, 01:49 PM
Strange fish...
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Ramadhan
07-06-2011, 02:01 PM
the asian carp fish do fly out of water when they perceive danger, and the sound and wave movement created by the speedboat scare the fish.
The asian carp is now serious problem, they were first imported live by asian restaurants to meet the demand of asian communities, but apparently some escaped into the waterway system. They are almost reaching the great lakes which will cause great natural disaster because they will compete with native fish of the great lakes. They taste pretty tasty actually.
I got this info from watching too much natgeo and discovery :embarrass:
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07-06-2011, 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by Ramadhan
the asian carp fish do fly out of water when they perceive danger, and the sound and wave movement created by the speedboat scare the fish.
The asian carp is now serious problem, they were first imported live by asian restaurants to meet the demand of asian communities, but apparently some escaped into the waterway system. They are almost reaching the great lakes which will cause great natural disaster because they will compete with native fish of the great lakes. They taste pretty tasty actually.
I got this info from watching too much natgeo and discovery :embarrass:
I think I've seen that same program or something similar. This one was talking about the Chinese cathead fish that is spreading across North American rivers and lakes after being introduced.

Once again, we see the disaster of introducing a non-native species to an environment that was not its own. When will we ever learn?
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Ramadhan
07-06-2011, 04:43 PM
double post.
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Ramadhan
07-06-2011, 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by King of Nines
I think I've seen that same program or something similar. This one was talking about the Chinese cathead fish that is spreading across North American rivers and lakes after being introduced.
I've seen that program too, I think it's called Fishzilla (a snakehead fish), fish from hell. Ity was also imported from asia, but found their way into US waterway system and is now becoming huge problem.
I can attest from pretty close and first hand (pun no intended) nasty experience that it is indeed fish from hell.
My uncle who collects exotic animals have four in his pond. One day I was sitting next to it with my flailing hand over the water, and the fishzilla jumped out and bit my hand, I got nasty wound and my hand was bleeding everywhere. At first they were kept in a big aquarium on the second floor, but one jumped out, flew over big window, and landed on the ground below, and NOT DEAD. They are literally devil fish. I'm not exaggerating.
They don't like eating dead meat, so they need to be fed live fish, and preferably catfish (yes, catfish is their favorite snacks) and I've seen them eating it alive ferociously, till all flesh is gone except for the head. Apparently they don't find fish head tasty.
The four fishzilla one day became three, because my cousins forgot to feed them live catfish for a couple of weeks, and when they got hungry, they attacked the smallest one among them and cannibalized their sibling.

Here's how they look like:





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Trumble
07-06-2011, 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by King of Nines

Once again, we see the disaster of introducing a non-native species to an environment that was not its own. When will we ever learn?
Seemingly never. I know the carp are a huge problem in Australia as well. I used to fish when I was younger (I no longer do for ethical and religious reasons), but it struck me as hugely ironic that while big carp were immensely valuable here and you were always required to return them, in Aus it was actually illegal to return them. For some reason, though, aalthough many carp were imported here and many escaped into the rivers they never managed to dominate native species as they have in some other countries. Catfish, though, are a huge problem now, being predators and much more efficient than native Pike and Perch.
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Who Am I?
07-06-2011, 10:13 PM
Originally Posted by Ramadhan
I've seen that program too, I think it's called Fishzilla (a snakehead fish), fish from hell. Ity was also imported from asia, but found their way into US waterway system and is now becoming huge problem. I can attest from pretty close and first hand (pun no intended) nasty experience that it is indeed fish from hell. My uncle who collects exotic animals have four in his pond. One day I was sitting next to it with my flailing hand over the water, and the fishzilla jumped out and bit my hand, I got nasty wound and my hand was bleeding everywhere. At first they were kept in a big aquarium on the second floor, but one jumped out, flew over big window, and landed on the ground below, and NOT DEAD. They are literally devil fish. I'm not exaggerating. They don't like eating dead meat, so they need to be fed live fish, and preferably catfish (yes, catfish is their favorite snacks) and I've seen them eating it alive ferociously, till all flesh is gone except for the head. Apparently they don't find fish head tasty. The four fishzilla one day became three, because my cousins forgot to feed them live catfish for a couple of weeks, and when they got hungry, they attacked the smallest one among them and cannibalized their sibling.

Yeah, that's the one. Snakehead is what I wanted to say, not cathead. Those things are NASTY. Worse than piranhas.

Originally Posted by Trumble
Seemingly never. I know the carp are a huge problem in Australia as well. I used to fish when I was younger (I no longer do for ethical and religious reasons), but it struck me as hugely ironic that while big carp were immensely valuable here and you were always required to return them, in Aus it was actually illegal to return them. For some reason, though, aalthough many carp were imported here and many escaped into the rivers they never managed to dominate native species as they have in some other countries. Catfish, though, are a huge problem now, being predators and much more efficient than native Pike and Perch.

There are countless examples of what harm introduced species can do to native environments. Just in Australia alone, I can think of several. Rabbits, cane toads, and feral pigs being three of the worst offenders there that were brought there and later released or escaped into the wild. I'm not a tree hugger by any means, but it does sadden me to think that some animal and plant species are extinct now because of our carelessness in monitoring the environment, and their losses could have been prevented.
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