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  • Kuali Baba's Avatar
    24,120 posts since Nov '03
    • Some species of Pacu have teeth that resemble human incisors, and some local aquarium hobbyists own them. Say cheese!

  • Chew Bakar's Avatar
    8,915 posts since Feb '09
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    the Bear's Avatar
    149,790 posts since Feb '01
    • here's one.. which doesn't look very weird...

      Pistol Shrimp

      see the weird left claw?

      that's it's pistol... literally..

      it causes cavitation which means an implosion of a bubble creating a focussed shockwave which it shoots at its prey killing it..

      it's on record as the loudest animal on the planet!

  • MyPictureBook's Avatar
    40 posts since Jul '09
  • Keii's Avatar
    8,634 posts since Jan '07
    • The Narwhals actually surfaced recently, some research team caught on video, a group of em traversing towards their nesting grounds or something.

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    elindra's Avatar
    59,279 posts since Jun '04
  • ShrodingersCat's Avatar
    7,581 posts since Jul '04
    • Originally posted by noahnoah:

       

      this type of garden eel i kept before in my coral tank

      think can check them out in those marine fish shops

      pretty cute little stuff

       

      Really!!! err.. are they salt water or fresh water?? I think they are very very cuteeee

       

      My hair all stood up when I saw the pacu fish's teeth... *shivers*

      Edited by ShrodingersCat 24 Jul `09, 11:15PM
  • Chew Bakar's Avatar
    8,915 posts since Feb '09
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    the Bear's Avatar
    149,790 posts since Feb '01
    • this creature is from Indonesia...

      Babirusa

      or Pig-deer from indonesia, those tusks are its elongated canines..

      the top two grow through its upper jaw.. and if it lives long enough, they may actually impale its own skull into its brain, killing it..

  • Chew Bakar's Avatar
    8,915 posts since Feb '09
    • Originally posted by the Bear:

      this creature is from Indonesia...

      Babirusa

      or Pig-deer from indonesia, those tusks are its elongated canines..

      the top two grow through its upper jaw.. and if it lives long enough, they may actually impale its own skull into its brain, killing it..

      The babirusa is deer-pig of the pig family Suidae.

      The pig-deer is of the deer family Cervidae.

      The Bawean pig-deer (Axis kuhlii).

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    the Bear's Avatar
    149,790 posts since Feb '01
    • orh.. got the sequence mixed up..  teeth.png

      anyway, here's another.. found off the seas of Indonesia is the Mimic Octopus... cute and intelligent cephalopod..

      Mimic Octopus

      here it's mimicking a flounder, a lionfish and a seasnake..

      like so:

       

  • Arapahoe's Avatar
    7,075 posts since Jan '07
    • Guinea Pig

      Cuy

      static.flickr.com/109/279940256_71c3e91e9f.jpg

      See the connecion....one is roasted as  Peruvian Dish the other is a Pet.

       

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    the Bear's Avatar
    149,790 posts since Feb '01
    • here's more...

      Honeypot Ants

      these ants gorge themselves and their abdomens become swollen with nourishment.. which during hard times the colony will depend on to extract food and liquids from.. swelling to sometimes the size of grapes, they're also much sought after by the aboriginals..

  • Schmike's Avatar
    24 posts since Feb '09
    • Originally posted by Kuali Baba:

      Some species of Pacu have teeth that resemble human incisors, and some local aquarium hobbyists own them. Say cheese!

      used to have 4 of them. left 1 now:

       

      croc + fish = Gar?:

      1 of my 2 my spotted gars:

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    59,279 posts since Jun '04
  • Schmike's Avatar
    24 posts since Feb '09
    • Originally posted by elindra:

      Should post alligator gar

      I'm lazy but someone post the paddlefish

      this?:

      paddlefish (http://palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk/Palaeofiles/Fossilgroups/Osteichthyes/Actinopterygii.html):

      freshwater sawfish (http://www.mesa.edu.au/seaweek2008/fresh10.asp):

       

      apple ray (http://www.myarowanas.com/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=318):


      as the ray get bigger the tail will get shorter (http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/tv/columns/story?columnist=sutton_keith&page=g_col_sutton_naree-naree):

      Edited by Schmike 30 Jul `09, 3:59PM
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    elindra's Avatar
    59,279 posts since Jun '04
  • Schmike's Avatar
    24 posts since Feb '09
    • Originally posted by elindra:

      The alligator gar.... I think I see Mr Lulu in the picture :O

      ya. he is in there.

       

      ropefish:

      alligator snapping turtle with a cute littley "worm" in its mouth (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alligator_Snapping_Turtle.jpg):

      pancake tortoise (http://www.brockettsfilmfauna.com/animals8.html):

      sturgeon catfish (http://www.amazon-exotic-import.de/Imports_AEI.html):

      sturgeon (http://www.targetmarine.com/sturgeonmeat.php):

       

  • Schmike's Avatar
    24 posts since Feb '09
    • leaf fish (http://www.englishpill.com/xe/photogal/786):

      freshwater stonefish (http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/miscellaneous/FreshwaterLionfish.php):

      sole fish (http://www.angelplus.org/photos.html):

      african butterfly fish (http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3844)

      payara (http://www.fishcreations.com/south.htm):

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    elindra's Avatar
    59,279 posts since Jun '04
  • Schmike's Avatar
    24 posts since Feb '09
    • Originally posted by elindra:

      Keep a payara to tame yr Golden dorado!

      Muahahhaha

      payara also have a few species. the most common one ard the same price hor.

      might as well ask me get AFT n GATF also.

      let all 4 of them wack each other n my whole tank. :(

       

      me n SG realize spotted gars r "TAME"! -.-

      Edited by Schmike 31 Jul `09, 9:35AM
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    elindra's Avatar
    59,279 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by Schmike:

      payara also have a few species. the most common one ard the same price hor.

      might as well ask me get AFT n GATF also.

      let all 4 of them wack each other n my whole tank. :(

       

      me n SG realize spotted gars r "TAME"! -.-

      I did suggest ATF and GATF before!!!!

      Don't worry your Tig will join in the fray

      Actually the Tig face looks quite weird...it has a weird cartoon face. Haha

  • Schmike's Avatar
    24 posts since Feb '09
    • Originally posted by elindra:

      I did suggest ATF and GATF before!!!!

      Don't worry your Tig will join in the fray

      Actually the Tig face looks quite weird...it has a weird cartoon face. Haha

      then soon i will c dead bodies floating in my tank liao. :(

      i have enough fishes in my tank liao. :p

      since u say so...heres my tig:

      the blue face n tiny eyes:

       

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    elindra's Avatar
    59,279 posts since Jun '04
    • Show a frontal or top view ma

      Like that can't really see

      Nm just fatten the Dorado up for me to BBQ k

  • Schmike's Avatar
    24 posts since Feb '09
    • Originally posted by elindra:

      Show a frontal or top view ma

      Like that can't really see

      Nm just fatten the Dorado up for me to BBQ k

      frontal view must go dig old pics liao. i remember i got take before. top dont think i have.

      now the dorado canot grow too fast la. i trying to pump up the aro faster. now every morn n night feed the aro liao. but the dorado still stealing food fr it. -.-

       

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