Saturday, January 27, 2007

Silver


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This is Mushu, my SILVER Arowona or Dragon Fish. Their scientific name is Osteoglossum bicirrhosum which is Greek for "bony tongue" and "two barbels". This species is an ancient fish, they have been around since the Jurassic Period, and have stayed pretty much the same since then. Native to South America, they are also known there as "monkey fish" because of their ability to jump out of the water to catch prey, which usually consist of smaller fish, crustaceans, insects, and even small birds! There are also Asian, African and Australian species, and they come in a variety of colours: black, red, gold, green.

Happy Photohunting Folks!

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20 comments:

Gattina said...

They really look like silver fishes, is that the supper for your cat ?

meeyauw said...

Hi! That is such a beautiful photo. I am assuming that it is not wild but in an aquarium. Can it live with other fish or must it be alone? I love the reflection of it in the water.

Patti said...

He is beautiful.

Hootin'Anni said...

bony tongue huh? Very interesting write up along with your silver entry. I really learned something.

Mine's posted.

Daisy said...

That is beautiful. You are so creative. I just wish I could EAT him!

Barbara H. said...

Interesting that it jumps out of the water to catch prey. Beautiful, and great choice for today's theme. Thanks for visiting me!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mom envies your fish photos. The boy had a Betta, guppies, Endler's Live Bearers, and finally neon tetra. All little fings that fit in a small tank. Mom nefur got good pictors of them.
Mushu sounds like a fish we kitties shouldn't mess wif. I'll stick to tuna an ham.

srp said...

Thanks for the visit.
I see Nermal is still washing up after his big haircut. Now, does he show much interest in your fish?

ghee said...

oh,I got the chance to know Mushu better :)I`m pretty amazed to know that he`s an ancient fish and has an ability to jump out of water. :)

i agree,that he`s silver :)

hows it going,Angelo?
Have a nice and stresless sunday!

ghee

tiggerprr said...

Mushu is quite a looker! Very cool entry for silver! :)

Shoshana said...

Angelo, does Nermal ever tried to eat Mushu?

Teena said...

Wow! What an awesome picture!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oooo, cool!! What a terrific photo and a perfect choice for The Hunt this week.

Yoshi said...

Wait, that's YOUR fish? Awesome! That definitely sounds like something I'd like to have! How big is it? I can't really tell from the picture.

Wow!

tina said...

Woow since Jurassic Period??!! Now that's ancient silver. hehhe

Incog & Nito said...

What an amazing picture. The story with the picture is great. Happy Weekend.

iskoo said...

like the reflection effect, may symmetry. parang gusto ko na talaga mag-alaga ng arowana, mahal nga lang dito sa pinas...

cruise said...

hope in the future i can own an arowana. first i need to invest for a huge and quality tank :)

like how you compose this picture.

ghee said...

Good morning Angelo!I hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

Do you have classes on weekend,too?
Dont forget to relax for a while okay? ingat lagi :)

miss you na eh :)

Dr.Nature said...

Cute photos!!