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 January Fish of the Month 2011

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istrober
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istrober

Posts : 2643
Location : Lehigh Acres, Fl
Favorite Fish: : Africans, Peacocks, Catfish.. pertty much everything that has fins and tail...

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PostSubject: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 7:12 am

Thymichthys politus — Red Handfish

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The red handfish is found on shallow rocky reefs in only a few locations in south- eastern Tasmania. They grow to about 100 mm in length. Handfish are small, bottom-dwelling fishes that would rather 'walk' on their pectoral and pelvic fins than swim. Fifty million-years ago, they ‘walked’ the world’s oceans, they are native to Australia and five of the eight identified handfish species are found only in Tasmania and Bass Strait. The spotted handfish is endemic to Tasmania's lower Derwent River estuary. In 1996, the spotted handfish became the first Australian marine fish to be listed as endangered. Scientists, government and the community are involved in a federally-funded recovery plan for the spotted handfish led by CSIRO Marine Research.

Here's a video i found researching about a few Handfish species found...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxlzkib06tw&feature=player_embedded


Source: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/05/nine-fish-with-hands-discovered-almost-extinct-handfish.php
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KMX
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KMX

Posts : 16094
Location : Mansfield, TX
Favorite Fish: : African Cichlids of all kinds.

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 7:19 am

That is one cool dude! usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 7:35 am

wow great fish find.
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istrober
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istrober

Posts : 2643
Location : Lehigh Acres, Fl
Favorite Fish: : Africans, Peacocks, Catfish.. pertty much everything that has fins and tail...

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 8:28 am

January Fish of the Month 2011 393849 it will be nice to have one of those on a single 100gl tank...
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BFinley
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Admin
BFinley

Posts : 4498
Location : Fort Worth,Tx
Favorite Fish: : Frontosa and Red Tail Catfish and All Africans

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 9:04 am

Thats a awesome fish!!

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January Fish of the Month 2011 CMSIG

January Fish of the Month 2011 CAST-Sig

Say hello to my little friend

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istrober
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istrober

Posts : 2643
Location : Lehigh Acres, Fl
Favorite Fish: : Africans, Peacocks, Catfish.. pertty much everything that has fins and tail...

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 12:07 pm

January Fish of the Month 2011 772341
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bassackwards
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Corporal/Specialist
bassackwards

Posts : 77
Location : hampton va
Favorite Fish: : live ones

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 12:24 pm

thats cool
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kinsol
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Sergeant 1st Class
kinsol

Posts : 218
Location : San Antonio

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 12:59 pm

Now this guy makes me want a reef tank
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wildbeanerz
Captain
Captain
wildbeanerz

Posts : 1151
Location : Roaring Spring, PA
Favorite Fish: : Love my black ocellaris!

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 1:57 pm

That is a very cool fish January Fish of the Month 2011 393849
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KMX
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KMX

Posts : 16094
Location : Mansfield, TX
Favorite Fish: : African Cichlids of all kinds.

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 4:54 pm

I like how the red is very bold. Stick out like a sore thumb. Very cool January Fish of the Month 2011 393849

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CajunGator
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CajunGator

Posts : 5845
Location : New Iberia, Louisiana
Favorite Fish: : Cichlids, WC Syn Petricola, Shellies, Festae, Mbu Puffers, Koi Angels, ABN, Piranha, Mermaids

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 4:55 pm

awesome fish. thanks for sharing!

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Petersmonkey
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Petersmonkey

Posts : 288
Location : Dallas Texas
Favorite Fish: : Angels

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/3/2011, 6:28 pm

That's one cool lookin fish....


I have seen it somewhere....
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watchitrain
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Private
watchitrain

Posts : 26
Location : Little Elm

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/7/2011, 4:32 pm

Really cool red fish!
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tomany
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Posts : 138
Location : South Alabama
Favorite Fish: : abn plecos right now. But it changes so much, I see a new fish and want to keep it, too. That's how I got so many tanks. I really want some rams and loaches now.

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/7/2011, 7:26 pm

He's adorable!
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hatman
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Warrant Officer 1
hatman

Posts : 336
Location : Stilwell, OK
Favorite Fish: : I don't have favorite a fish, but I really enjoy my Christmas Fulu's. Also my 125g community tank.

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/7/2011, 9:23 pm

strange looking but very cool. January Fish of the Month 2011 393849
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mike205
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First Lieutenant
mike205

Posts : 692
Location : shelby, Alabama
Favorite Fish: : peacocks and koi

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January Fish of the Month 2011 858205
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CSnyder00
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CSnyder00

Posts : 1648
Location : Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite Fish: : Luwino Reef Zebra Chilumba, Ocellatus, Any bright-colored freshwater cichlid

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/8/2011, 6:58 pm

Awesome looking fish!
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SeaWitch
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Sergeant
SeaWitch

Posts : 115
Location : Georgia
Favorite Fish: : I love goldies of any type! I also love bettas. I hope to eventually get more tropical fish, though.

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/11/2011, 12:09 pm

I think it is beautiful!!!!
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Elrollo
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Elrollo

Posts : 870
Location : Virginia Beach
Favorite Fish: : Blue Acaras...first fish I ever breed still have a soft spot for them

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/14/2011, 1:10 am

Awesome looking fish great info
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Bruggen
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Sergeant 1st Class
Bruggen

Posts : 224
Location : Gardnerville, NV
Favorite Fish: : Lepidiolamprologus Kendallis
Aulonocara Peacocks

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/15/2011, 9:32 am

That would add color to a tank. fish
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cwillis
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cwillis

Posts : 285
Location : Florida
Favorite Fish: : all of them that the problem but I do favor the shubunkins.

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PostSubject: Re: January Fish of the Month 2011   January Fish of the Month 2011 Icon_minitime1/18/2011, 7:43 pm

beautiful color
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