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nice, too bad its on the ng channel, that my provider wants more money for me to view :( enjoy.
 

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IMO they spent to much time making the snakehead look like a monster. They(snakeheads) only do what is natural to them it's all instinct. The real monsters are the people that release them into our lakes and streams. Just my opinion..
 

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Releasing any fish like that into our lakes and rivers is nuts...last time I was at the lfs, I was talking to one of the girls about how I love oscars and she said it was too bad, that there had been a woman who had 2 oscars about 10" long and she wanted to drop them off there, but the lfs had to tank space free for them. ...the next time the woman came in they had asked her if she found a home for them and the woman said she dumped them in the columbia River!!!! :x
Not only was that not responsible, but that's a glacier fed river :x Poor things :(
 

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Three years ago (I think) a local kid caught a pirahna in one of our area lakes (Northern Indiana). The DNR was called in and they said it had to have just been released that summer because there is no way it could survive the winter temps. But judging from the size of this thing it had been around awhile. Maybe thats why its former host got rid of it...grew more than expected. Then one has to wonder about hybridization with a bluegill / sunfish... they are relatively aggressive in their own right.
 

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Izzydawg said:
Releasing any fish like that into our lakes and rivers is nuts...last time I was at the lfs, I was talking to one of the girls about how I love oscars and she said it was too bad, that there had been a woman who had 2 oscars about 10" long and she wanted to drop them off there, but the lfs had to tank space free for them. ...the next time the woman came in they had asked her if she found a home for them and the woman said she dumped them in the columbia River!!!! :x
Not only was that not responsible, but that's a glacier fed river :x Poor things :(
Better to have them dead than becoming an invasive species!
 

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someone caught a 2 foot pacu in the shetucket river out here not to long ago, during the summer. Caught it on an oatmeal ball fishing for carp. It was pretty interesting.
 

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Fish that we normally keep in 80* water can survive out in nature in 60* water. What they do is go to the shallows and absorb the heat from the sun. Seeing as the sun heats objects and not the air it's how they survive. Also, the larger the fish less you need to use a heater. They can handle a little more cold than most people think....

And yes, the next time I see it's on I'll try and post quicker :lol: But usually I see that it's on when I'm flippin' through the TV guide channel........
 

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How'd the heck did a Pacu survive the cold waters in CT? Are they fish from the Amazon?
It was during the summer last year. The water temps had to be in the 60's or 70's.
 
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