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#1 Moontanman

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:22 PM

I was feeding my fish this afternoon, hoping my mudpuppy would eat but he acts like he is afriad of night crawlers. I noticed the mudminnow hovering around the worms and, to me at least, he was doing a pretty good imitation of a coelacanth. He takes the same stance as you see when divers film the coelacanths in the deep ocean. He hovers by using all four of his fins. Just a strange observation... 


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#2 gerald

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

In Germany they're called "dogfish" because the fin motion looks like a little dog running (probably a dachshund).


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#3 TimothyHD

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:59 AM

And here I thought it was just nervousness in the one I just brought home.



#4 littlen

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

Very pike-like! hence their close relationship (relatively) to pikes.


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#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

Yeah, I have always liked to look at them as mini grass pickerel. I have always enjoyed keeping both.

I love the dachshund analogy.

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