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William
10-09-2008, 04:22 PM
Todays news stories include a strange story from India about man-eating fish and news on the importance of herbivores on coral reefs:

Is a monster mutant fish attacking and eating humans in India??

(http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/../news/lib/152)
Proper balance of herbivore fish important for coral reefs

(http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/../news/lib/151)

Northernguy
10-09-2008, 04:34 PM
I am kind of surprised that no one has one of these monsters in a tank yet!:c2:

teach
10-09-2008, 05:34 PM
6.6 feet thats crazy.

William
10-09-2008, 05:35 PM
I am kind of surprised that no one has one of these monsters in a tank yet!:c2:

These monsters are not too uncommon in the aquarium trade. I have seen them for sale several times and have housed a small one for a friend.

Northernguy
10-09-2008, 05:53 PM
Are they as aggressive in a tank as they would be in the wild?
I wonder how big they woulg get in captivity!:c3:

Gayle
10-09-2008, 08:48 PM
I wonder if they really are eating people. Kinda spooky to think about being caught by a fish and eaten. LOL I have heard rumors my whole life about catfish in the Ohio large enough to eat cars, and that they would eat people, if the current was not so strong, and people swam in it.

Northernguy
10-09-2008, 09:49 PM
They do get big!:hmm3grin2orange:

http://www.sfgate.com/n/pictures/2005/06/30/catfish9.jpg

William
10-09-2008, 10:30 PM
That is a different species and genus. That is a pangasio catfish (genus), a mekong giant catfish to be exact. They are the biggest freshwater fish in the world if you judge by weight. They grow much larger than the Goonch catfish in the news article.

Northernguy
10-09-2008, 10:56 PM
Thanks again ,William !:c3: