Monster fish

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You know, if this was swimming in any water near where I lived, I would never go outside. This is one scary beast of a fish.

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Haha.
Not unless your 55 gal. community could hold a 10 ft. fish.

And I don't think there would be much of a community left.
lol
He doesn't look too social.
 

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haha....maybe you're right. That fish could eat all my fish in a single bite. Actually, that fish could probably eat my whole tank in one bite, and then the stand in the second bite...lol
 
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I hope so too!
The sad part is, I've read where people have kept that fish in a fish tank, as juviniles.
That's worse than a common pleco!
 

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That looks like an alligator gar, they get scary big! They look scary!
They are protected in TN waters. They do swim where I live, and needle nose gar as well. Needless to say, its swiming pool and water parks only for us. I did grow up swimming in the lake here off of a houseboat.
 
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Yeah, it's an alligator gar.
I was bored & was googling them.
That was the best pic I found.
They may be protected, but I'd never mess with them either way.
This may be a reason that they have to be protected:

 

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Good grief. I had to take a 2nd look at that picture because I thought it was an alligator the first time I saw it.

GEEZ.

I would never go swimming. The fish in the lakes around here are smaller and friendly. That one doesn't look so friendly.
 

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The funny thing about them is they don't go after humans, they actually are pretty peaceful around humans.
I have played around with them while fishing on the lake throwing minnows out to them to watch them eat. I have only heard of one incident where a human got hurt from one, and they had been dangling their foot in the water where they were after small fish, and lost a toe.
 
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I don't know Angela....
Take a look at those teeth!! lol
I wouldn't want to risk it.
 

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We used to go to the lake all the time, We had jet skis and boats..I feared the day that my foot would get snapped off by something just like this..lol..I hated falling off the tube or ski's, I would just curl up in a ball and pray..lol..I googled it and we do have these fish in Kansas lakes. YIKES...I knew I wasn't crazy.
 

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How about an African Tiger Fish?


My LFS actually has one of these in stock, $99.
 
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Yep, that's another one.
But I have less of a chance of running into that monster.
 

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You know I have always said its untelling what monsters lurk in the bottom of these lakes, catfish the size of cars, gar, heck they have found 2 alligators and some pacu since I have been alive on the lake near my house.

Yea, once I learned about the alligator gar, pretty much all I do on the lake is get on a boat.
 

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African tiger fish? THey are getting crazy with the stuff they are selling at lfs's!
 
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