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deltawakerider 07-29-2006 2:34 PM

my grandpa caught this at lake perris last week... is it a crazy pahrana or some kind of dinosaur fish from the lake being so low? I'm never going back!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/351363.jpg" alt="Upload">

mjfan23 07-29-2006 2:38 PM

damn! wtf is that thing

K.B.C. 07-29-2006 2:43 PM

it was probably mutated by all of the feces in the water

ktmwakeboarder 07-29-2006 2:47 PM

that is REALLY freaky

crs 07-29-2006 3:21 PM

What did he use for bait, human flesh? How did he get the hook out of its mouth?

denystaucd 07-29-2006 3:26 PM

Its a Vampire Tetra.... sort of common amoung aquarium fish keepers as a odd-ball fish. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddball%2C%20Vampire%20Tetra.htm" target="_blank">http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/Oddball,%20Vampire%20Tetra.htm</a> <BR> <BR>The picture on that site show the teeth really good. <BR> <BR>Someone had to have planted it, as they are not native to the states <BR> <BR>cheers, <BR>DC

kody_a 07-29-2006 3:28 PM

Dang what the heck is that. I would be scared to ride in that lake. <BR> <BR>Some one please fill me in on this lake, like is it by a power plant or something cause that aint normal.

denystaucd 07-29-2006 3:31 PM

I just noticed to that your in California, have your grandpa notify the Departmetn of Fish and Game. As they record and deal with non-native introductions. <BR> <BR>Here is the number to the local DFG office I think: <BR>Main Office <BR>4949 Viewridge Avenue <BR>San Diego, CA 92123 <BR>Information: (858) 467-4201 <BR>FAX: (858) 467-4299 <BR> <BR>If not they can point him to the correct office. <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR>Dc

ghostrider_2 07-29-2006 4:53 PM

Holy SHEET BATMAN! <BR> <BR>acording to the website that thing can get 4ft long and 40 pounds <BR> <BR>Vampire Tetra Factoids <BR> <BR>Origin <BR> Northern South America <BR> <BR>Size <BR> Four foot max. forty pounds. <BR> <BR>Temperature <BR> 75 to 80 <BR> <BR>Attitude <BR> Lurking predator <BR> <BR>Security <BR> Little ones like a place to hide <BR> <BR>Foods <BR> Live fish preferred <BR> <BR>pH <BR> Not sure <BR> <BR>Biggest threat <BR> Insufficient food or wrong food

kristian 07-29-2006 5:41 PM

wow that thing is scary. Would definately report it if I were you. That thing could easily take off a toe.

deltawakerider 07-29-2006 5:59 PM

i made some phone calls and they said the water is so low due to the dam problem that they cant do anything with the fish and game because of "resources". My guess is that all the fish are getting trapped in a small and growing smaller body or water every day...the whole fish with snaggle teeth thingy is nuts...will that fish eat/kill off anything in the water???elsinore here i (and everyone else) come

notsobueno 07-29-2006 8:27 PM

RJizz, <BR> <BR>Our plan is working! We'll have the whole lake to ourselves!! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

andy_nintzel 07-30-2006 4:02 PM

that thing is evil looking.

andy_nintzel 07-30-2006 4:04 PM

RJizz <BR> <BR>How long was that fish that you grandpa caught??

trojanman 07-30-2006 11:46 PM

I found one of those in elsinore about 2 months ago... <BR> <BR>It was dead though.. floating on the top of the water.

dkmode34 07-31-2006 12:02 AM

some hillbilly caught a crazy pacu fish in my lake here in Lubbock like 2 weeks ago. He said in a very hick accent "I think I done did see anudder one in der wit it" so they put a 100$ bounty on the other fish. ANother girl was like "it has teeth like me" WOW the news crew always seem to interview those people that make others think that we still ride horses around here in texas. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/351913.jpg" alt="Upload">

dkmode34 07-31-2006 12:04 AM

that thing is like 22 lbs by the way

walt 07-31-2006 7:20 AM

wes, <BR> <BR>The Pacu is a close relative of the piranha but is harmless.

woohoo 07-31-2006 8:36 AM

I wouldn't want to see that tetra when it's four feet long, it could really do some damage to you.

phantom5815 07-31-2006 8:45 AM

That's the problem when people import "exotics" as pets because they're different or no one else has one. When they find out that they don't have time nor the resources to take care of them, out they go into the closest body of water or drain they can find. <BR> <BR>The FL everglades has that problem with the pythons. I'm sure you've seen the one that "exploded" after swallowing a gator - it made the news a few months back.

foxrepdc 07-31-2006 8:56 AM

We wake skate in a farm pond behind my house that someone caught a Snakefish in last summer. Don't have a pic, but it's like a big eel looking fish with a snake head and teeth....AND that can survive on land, which is how they get from water to water. Rare here but still here! <BR> <BR>My thinking is...if the peeps in FL can ride with the gators.....I can handle a weird fish! <BR> <BR>DC

lcky275 07-31-2006 11:46 AM

Here's his daddy <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/352015.jpg" alt="Upload">

carcrz 07-31-2006 1:40 PM

Yikes!

notsobueno 07-31-2006 7:25 PM

lets all be thankful that these fish aren't also in Perris: <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/352324.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/352325.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/352326.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

malibu73 07-31-2006 8:28 PM

im thankful those <i>guys</i> are not at my lake

balti 08-01-2006 8:45 AM

its PAYARA and originates in SOUTH AMERICA. Its prefered food is PIRANHA's

jnewton7 08-01-2006 9:02 AM

heres another scary one! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/352449.jpg" alt="Upload">

balti 08-01-2006 10:07 AM

Must have jumped the border....

redneckonaboard06 08-01-2006 10:12 AM

Gotta love those alligator gar. There all in the Arkansas river, especially right here where I live.

wake_boarder49 08-01-2006 3:46 PM

Did any of you guys see that email that was going around after that tsunami with all those really weird fish that were turning up on shore? You should have seen how scary/ugly those things looked. <BR> <BR>EDIT: Just looked it up, the pictures were from a study in New Zealand or something. None of them were found on beaches after the tsunami, nonetheless, scary fish. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by wake_boarder49 on August 01, 2006)

super_air 08-01-2006 4:18 PM

Isn't there alligator gar in the Delta?

walt 08-01-2006 4:19 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/352625.jpg" alt="Upload">

deltawakerider 08-01-2006 4:23 PM

the delta has sturgeon...like this <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/352630.jpg" alt="Upload">

jeff359 08-01-2006 4:31 PM

"the delta has sturgeon...like this" <BR> <BR>We'll yes and no. Most of the time, sturgeon are quiet a bit west of were most of us are boarding.


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