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    Exclamation Guy catches a biiiig clown knife fish in Florida


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    So I came across this on Reddit this morning in the r/fishing section. The guy caught this whopper, man I am jealous. It says he is from South Florida, so I am assuming they are another non-native invasive species? I think this is another example of a fish that isn't really suited to the home aquarium, even those big 6ft tanks. This guy needs a pond at least. I always like seeing a fish at their full potential.

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    That's a beautiful clown knife fish. I didn't realize they were in Florida. That state sure does seem to have more than its fair share of invasives.
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    WOW, those guys do get pretty big !!!
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    That thing is huge... beautiful though

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    That is a good sized fish, and also quite worrisome due to its location. Asian knife fish get a lot bigger though. I've seen larger ones in there native range.m

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    I wish I could find this article I read about a year ago. This guy goes to Florida to catch peacock bass and said you never knew what you were going to get. Every cast he got something different. Oscars, a common pleco, and a few others I can't remember. I remember a lake I would swim at and I found a massive pleco just cruising the bottom. It certainly is a big problem and one that could easily be solved by stopping the sale of fish that get too big for people to handle.
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    Uh no I live in florida and i want to eventually get a pleco when I get a big tank. Oh and PS a lot of places stock lakes with plecos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    I wish I could find this article I read about a year ago. This guy goes to Florida to catch peacock bass and said you never knew what you were going to get. Every cast he got something different. Oscars, a common pleco, and a few others I can't remember. I remember a lake I would swim at and I found a massive pleco just cruising the bottom. It certainly is a big problem and one that could easily be solved by stopping the sale of fish that get too big for people to handle.
    Problem there... some people can handle them. A lot of people with ponds love common plecos because they can handle the weather changes around here better than smaller types. Or there are the people with the monster tanks... sadly stores will always sell whatever makes money.

    I do think that people are starting to buy from other hobbiest more, so hopefully that helps in the long run

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    I've caught both oscars and common plecos in the drainage ditches in south Florida. Tilapia are another huge problem down there

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    Ya know you can eat both plecos and tilapia and maybe oscars.
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