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Thread: The Tapah - This is one [email protected]*d of a fish.

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    The Tapah - This is one [email protected]*d of a fish.

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    Pardon my french. []
    Anyone know where in S'pore sells this fish?
    My leftover from dinner will not go to waste anymore if I have this buggar.

    Got this excerpt from the net:
    The Tapah
    known in its native land is a large catfish.
    known habit of eating small ducks, dogs, and small children.
    A pet store in Michigan which had a Tapah on display, tried to convince a disbelieving customer about this fishes aggressiveness. Afterall, the Tapah just laid on the bottom of the aquarium without moving. He was also curious why the pet store owners kept several large heavy blocks on top of the aquarium cover. He was soon to find out during feeding time!!! The fish nearly flew out of the aquarium attempting not only to bite the fish being introduced for food, but also tried to escape from the aquarium in an apparent attempt to go after the person feeding the fish. The customer needed no other explanation. People are warned to be very mindful of this fishes tendancies to "bite the hand" that feeds it. These fish are dangerous and not for the faint hearted. Only the biggest of aquariums should house these fish. The fishes habits are well documented and human corpses have been recovered from the fishes stomach.

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    This fish is quite common in Malaysia, especially Sabah.
    Its mouth is the reputable 'death-hole'!
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    heh.. don't think you can get that.. think the largest you can get legally is arapaima..

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    Arapaima is a fish protected under CITES also (like arowana). Trading of wild fish is not premitted.

    i.e. Buying Arapaima is illegal also!

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    I used to see young Arapaima being sold in fish farms. Being very tempted to buy...
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    I thought I saw rainbow aquarium at CCK (near the farmart vincinity selling juveniles)

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