cool old fish


The Shedd Aquarium has an 80 year old fish. The Shedd is only 75 years! The fish arrived in time for the World’s Exposition which doesn’t make much sense to me. Cuz the World’s Columbian Exposition was in 1893. But it’s cool to say, nontheless.

George Parsons, Shedd’s director of aquarium collections, seems to have a grudge against this fish. He said,”They’re not the most charismatic fish. But they are so primitive and have been around so long that it makes up for the charisma they lack.” He must have had a bad run-in with this fish.

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Matt Maldre
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15 years ago

oh, this is neat. Lungfish are thought by scientists to be the “missing link” between fish and amphibians because they also breathe air.

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

wow, i just made four comments in a row. i feel like i’m a spammer.

Tom Saaristo Saaristo
15 years ago

Like Erik needs anymore spammers!

This is a pretty cool fish indeed! You know what fish ISN’T cool? The creepy snakehead fish! +shiver+ BLEH!

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

ooo that conceptart link is… like from another world.

Laura K.
15 years ago

fish don’t need charisma, they have other good qualities relative to being a fish. maybe charisma isn’t high on the list of what makes fish attractive to each other. what seems like charisma to humans may be seen as really bad manners or really gross behavior to other fish. so charisma-less may be how fish prefer to be.

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

Dear Abby,
I hope the fish that i get in my future aquarium have lots of charisma. Am I hoping for too much?

-future fish owner

Laura K.
15 years ago

maybe fish find that their charismatic properties are stunted by being confined to a little [compared to the ocean] glass box their whole lives.

Matt Maldre
Admin
15 years ago

yes, i am.
1)What size is your aquarium?
2)What sort of filters should i use?
3)What color are your rocks? Any gravel buying advice?

sam
sam
13 years ago

how old is the oldest tetra fish?

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