If you're us, what appeared to be a carnie goldfish was in fact a Prussian fucking carp that the carnie had definitely just pulled out of one of our town's many lakes. Got it this gorgeous 20 gallon tank, accessories, tank-cleaning species and a few little friends for company. Everything's gonna be great, we are A+++ new fish owners up in here. The fucker won't stop growing. Just gets bigger and bigger, eating all the food and shitting up the tank. Big grey slab of asshole fish. Never pretty, never golden, never pleasant to have; just endlessly growing and shitting and bullying the smaller fish.It lived for eight goddamn years.
Talk to me about Prussian carp.
>>3966526Did you eat it?
>>3966526at least you didn’t clove oil it i guess?
>>3968800> clove oil itDoes that kill fish?
>>3968922Kills 'em good
>>3968925Clove oil would kill anything.
>>3968771There is a all female clonal strain of Prussian carps. It reproduces by stealing other fishes sperm for fertilisation, but doesn't take up the DNA. This lineage is currently invasive in much of Europe.
And I hate it. I can't stand the sight of it. Moving its gills.
>>3970066>It reproduces by stealing other fishes sperm for fertilisation, but doesn't take up the DNA.A literal succubus of the freshwater world, absolutely abhorrent.
>>3971819Doesn't that also mean it's really good at having sex, though?
>>3973545What do you even know about sex, fatass?
>>3975931MORE THAN YOU
>>3973545It's good at tricking crucian carp and common carp into having sex with it.
>>3970066>reproduces by stealing other fishes sperm for fertilisation, but doesn't take up the DNA. How is that possible
>>3982681You know what's great to do is when someone says something stupid just say "...". It unsettles them greatly.
>>3981180The sperm activates the egg and it starts dividing, but only the prussian carp genome multiplies while the sperm is degraded
>>3966526>It lived for eight goddamn yearsThat's not their full lifespan. What happened?
>>3983900He hated it. What do you think happened?
>>3970520Get in. What are you, a fag?
>>3966526Have you ever considered returning it to the lake it was pulled from?
>>3986846I'll tell it to RETURN TO THE SEA! A SHARK IS ALL YOU'LL EVER BE!
>>3983879That's just asexual reproduction with extra steps.
Sorry but... cichlid master race!
Should I get a pet goldfish?
>>3988672I think lake Victoria SUCKS
>>3990158I think Coolsville ROCKS!
This thread makes even less sense than the stern one
>>3997016Stern people don't get places very fast.
>>3998268They do if they have fishsticks.
>>3997016Are you sure about that? It makes perfect sense to me.
>>3999398Everything makes sense to you.
>>3966526If you got a common goldfish, the same thing would've happened, numbnuts. Goldfish are also carp:>Native to East Asia, the goldfish is a relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the Prussian carp and the crucian carp).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoldfishIn decent conditions they'll grow to over a foot long. In indoor tanks they tend to grow to "only" about half a foot. Likewise they are known as shit machines and very destructive to any plants you may want to plant.
>>4001584Then what kind of goldfish are you supposed to get?
>>4002771Well, there are fancy goldfish that stay a smaller, but goldfish are not really meant for tanks at all. They're mostly pond fish. Platies are a good substitute if you just want an orange fish (although they do come in lots of other colors), you can have a nice little school of 6 or so in a 20 gallon, just add a heater because they're not cold water like goldfish.
>>4002797Don't people generally keep like a single goldfish in a bowl? Is that normal to do or is that bad for the goldfish too?
>>4004093goldfish in a bowl is basicly a cut flower in the vaseit is able to live there a bit, but only last a fraction of it's 10-15 year or even longer lifespan
>>4004096They can live FIFTEEN years? And here I had it in my head that fish were just short-lived animals. Apparently that's just a result of how they're treated.
>>4004132A lot of pet fishes don't live long, average lifespan between 2-5 years. Betta fish, small tetras, guppies, platies all around this expectancy.Some fish are long lived like the gold fish, oscar fish, discus fish, ancistrus, pleco, these live 10-20 years.
>>4002771None they suck
>>4005237I’ve had clownfish that pushed 20 years and an eel on her 18th year but not sure how old she actually is but I got her young
>>4007070Of all pets, you've had an eel for eighteen years? That's impressive. I'm curious what led to you getting an eel.
>>4012452This fish is a superior combatant.
>>3970520The water should be boiling hot
>>4014836YOU SHOULD BE PUNCHED IN THE FACE!
>>4016312You should not forget the salt http://en.foodtravel.tv/recfoodShow_Detail.aspx?viewId=491
>>4016342Why is it cut up like that?
>>4016351The air goes into the meat and enhances the flavor
>>4016381I'm not sure that's a real thing.
>>4016351To cut the fishbones into smaller pieces. These fish have nasty Y shaped bones.
>>3966526The carnie didn't net a school of minnows when he rolled into town.He went to the local pet store/exotic fish/bait shop.Blame your local retailer for buying feeder goldfish by the pound at the cheapest cost. The breeder he git them from screwed you over.And it doesn't help that the same carnie will drop his leftovers in a ditch so he doesn't have to deal with them for 4 days until the next event.>t. Mom worked Calexpo when I was a kid.
>>4017622You're not a real thing
>>4002771Fancies get up to 6in and its recommended to keep them in huge indoor tanks. They don't get as big as single tail varieties but still get bigger than you might think.
>>3986753but what if it buys your wee wee?? xD what if it thinks its a worm xD
>>4019033You punch it still it spits out your duck, then you sew it back on
>>4019033>>4019329Fish don't have teeth, they are incapable of biting off your dick.
>>4020341Those are clearly Tom Cruise's teeth edited onto a fish.
>>3968922If you ever want to live on the complete fucking wild side use clove oil as aftershave. Your balls will quadruple in size and youll grow enough ass hair to knit an asswool sweater out of.
>>4005237If your goldfish dies at the age of 10 you can be absolutely sure that it died prematurely.
>>3966526wait what the fuck, has this thread been reposted or is it the same one? coulda sworn it was gone for a while
>>4025554Same one, 64 days.
>>4025752Holy shit, 64. Kind of like Mario 64 when you think about it.
What fucking horseshit.
>>4025554I was just thinking the same thing.RIP fish anyway
>>4029230Why are you looking so closely at my Ball?
>>4022022you don't know
>>3968925>>3970051What do you mean it would kill anything? What's the deal with clove oil?
>>4022022Oh yeah? Real big into Tom's teeth are ya? Would know them anywhere, any time, any place, huh? A top authority on spotting celebrity teeth are we?
>>4032965Look it up.
>>4032974I did; some mentions of eugenol liver toxicity and such but nothing relating to it "killing everything"
>>4032979A few drops into a fish tank is like dropping a nuke.
>>4033012Is there a reason to do it besides being a dick?
I have one word to say: Moist.
>>4032973No just Tom Cruise's
>>4040075They are very noticeably misaligned teeth. I don't know much about teeth but I could spot Tom Cruise's teeth from a mile away.
>>4035759I assume if you need to euthanize a suffering fish
>>4040077>>4040081What the actual fuck.
>>4044614The effects of Scientology...
goldfish come in grey and are so cheap it's easier to buy one than go catch a wild carp. they also get too large to live in a 20 gallon tank. Nobody lied to you; This is nobody's fault but yours.
>>4045657Then why didn't the other fish grow?
>>4046896I'm gonna ask one question.
>>4046896They can’t grow because they can’t drink milk
>>4050349You've got to make them talk about themselves. A lot of people only want to talk about themselves.
>>3966526This shit up from October.. slow board ass damn nigga what the fuck
>>4046896Real reason is that many fish, particularly goldfish, excrete hormones that inhibit growth (ex. gamma-aminobutyric acid). In an environment like a lake or river, the water volume and natural filtration is such that this isn't an issue. In an aquarium, this GABA hormone gets concentrated. Generally the healthiest, biggest fish tends to stay ahead of the pack, e.g. one fish due to luck or genetics will grow slightly faster than the others at first, and that initial lead in growth will snowball into potentially a lifetime lead. Somatostatin is also another example where the biggest fish will excrete it specifically to inhibit the growth of rival fish. This is often seen in betta fry/juvenile growth.These hormones don't just stunt growth, but also inhibit immune, reproductive functions, and appetite so fish subject to this kind of concentrated GABA environment will be less healthy, potentially sterile, and unlikely to get optimal nutrition.The effects of this phenomenon on long term lifespan haven't been studied all that well, and it anecdotally seems highly variable. The vast majority of fish kept in these conditions just die within weeks if not days. Then there's bound to be some outlier that had a goldfish life for years, if not decades, and proclaim himself or herself to be a world's best aquarist. The latter group tends to forget about the dozens of fish that have died before he or she lucked out with a genetically strong specimen.
>>4051866The Hunt for Red October
>>4053318Five hunts for red october...
>>4053318>>4058199Wonder if any of that matters.
>>4061414Not to a flibber bobber
>>4064767Sounds like a fish.
>>3966526That's a very lovely fish in the OP pic, what are you so angry about?
>>4067274Who the fuck is angry?
>>3966526I bought like 5 very similar fish from a bait shop. I was planning to release them in the town fountain, but the fountain water was bright blue with chemicals, so I kept them as pets. With time they died one by one, until only 1 survived. So now I got interested in what exactly kind of fish it, because it looks similar to all kinds of native fish here, but not quite so. This is Bulgaria we are talking about. I'm not really knowledgeable about fish, but I thought it was some sort of a common roach. Now I started checking species and the thing it looks the most like is this little fuckerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigorobunahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USdlNeVLm-ECan anyone tell me what else it might be? I find it hard to believe I found fish endemic Japanese fish in Bumfuck Nowhere, Bulgaria.
>>4070569This is a pic of the fucker.
>>4070579That is a juvenile upside-down carp
>>4070596Can you tell me the exact type of carp?
>>4070599No, I’m just fooling around… but don’t release fish
>>4070608Noted. I was told the same in the aquarium general.
Carassius carassiusorCarassius gibelio
a healthy goldfish lives 15 years and gets half the length of a 20 gallon tank. you'd need a tank 10 times as large to be an A+ new fish owner. I'd place a significant bet that it was a goldfish all along and you're just retarded.
>>3966526He’s gonna grow a foot and a half longYou could try getting a pre form pond from a hand ware store, fill up on dechlorinated water and pothos plants and throw little Josephi Fisc in there
>>4077030That would have been good advice eight years ago.
>>4004132Koi can live over 200 years.
>>4079301The fuck? How do people know that when people don't live for 200 years?
I like the chubby look of goldfish, but don't like the fact that they need room to grow over a foot. Is there a similarly cute chubby fish like that but that doesn't require tons of tank room?
>>4079410How do you know WW1 happened when there are no vets alive from that time?
>>4080959I'm not sure what you mean. maybe convicts or rams
>>3966526I remember this thread. I thought it was a repost. Apparently not. Wew.
>>4080959Fancy goldfish dont get a foot long
Fish are very fish-like.
>>4032979Basically causes nerve damage as well. People put clove oil on chronic tooth pain which kills the nerve but also burns the area IIRC
>>4090774Dang. And people use that in food? Are they stupid?
Fish are typical.
>>4098529It's pretty funny.
>>4032979I work at a pet shop, we euthanize dying fish with clove oil. It acts as an aquatic sedative but to euthanize them you just od them on it. It breaks my heart but its painless and better for them than getting eaten alive while they die of swim bladder problems.
>>4093869some people smoke 'em
>>4103340Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew
>>4022022It's called a drum, we find their teeth in Florida archaeological sites and it's a nightmare because they look so similar to human teeth that everyone gets all hyped up and then the fucking icthyologist has to come and ruin it with "its just fish teeth see the root blah blah blah"
>>4107756please stop it
>>4109434I learned about this from an anime. There was a whole plot line about some horrible stench on the university campus and it turned out to be surströmming that the professor had buried in the ground or something.
>>3966526This is not the Dead Sea.
>>4111885Not many things are.
>>4106517>It’s called a drumNot it’s not, the fish in that picture is a sheepshead (family Sparidae). Completely different family from drum (Scaenidae)Drum have different pharyngeal teeth (hidden back in the throat)
>>4095573This thread seems to be pretty atypical, if you know what I mean.
>>3966526This exact thread with this exact text has been made before and I don't know why it's being made again, it's not like there's anything funny about it.
>>4120255Oh? Can you prove it?
>>4120252Someone keeps bumping the thread and ten deleting their post.
>>4121449Huh. I made this thread originally so I'm kind of confused that someone thought it was worth reposting a million times on /int/. Especially because it has nothing to do with /int/. But I guess I'm honored that someone liked my post that much.
>>3966526This fish ruined my day.
>>4051963High quality post, thank you for your service Anon
For me I like cod. One of the top tastiest fish to me.
>>4130309you gonna delete your post?
>>4130342Why would I delete a post about fish in the fish thread? What a nonsensical thing to ask.
>>3966526Is this the longest lived thread currently on the catalogue?
>>3966526This thread is demented
>>4131734Fish are demented.
>>3980977stop talking carp
>>3966526This thread makes me question my sanity
>>4134763I didn’t understand what you meant until I saw the original post date.
>>4134799I still don't understand.
>>4136298No one will ever understand.
>>4137792It’s just rdrama now r-slur, get it right.
>>4109434There's a video of a guy opening one of these cans in his car, The shit sprayed everywhere.
>>4138846I found this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osIJJS6PHUAI presume he's gay, but the video is pretty funny.
>>4019420the beaks some of them have can destroy your dick easily
>>4146485I'll destroy your dick with my mouth in a minute.
>>4148136I'D LOVE TO GET MY DICK IN THAT
>>4131734This thread is demonetized.
>>4131724It's just like the OP's carp
>>4152332It lived for eight years.
There are many stories to tell about fish.
i also like fish
>>4156356Extremely kino fish
>>3966526look at all these newfags in this threadI'm ashamed of a lot of you
Kek, I can't believe this thread is still up
>>4159160Came here to say exactly this lmao
>>3986753Is that a Rainbow, Brook, or Trout?Me and my friend are having an argument
>>4079410You can count the scale rings just like tree rings. The oldest koi lived to 226.
>>4139481That is way more makeup than the average woman. He looks like an autist.
Is it possible that Phone Guy was William Afton?
>>4168824Why would you date carbon?
>>4170262to see approximately how old a living thing was
there are many benefits to having a fish
>>4170383They are very benefishal.
>>4016342Other than the piss that looks delicious.
>This thread has been up for nearly 200 days and only now I've acknowledged its existence.How the fuck did this escape my radar? I've been lurking the catalog to the bottom for a while. Have I been a victim of PsyOps?
>>4171966I would drink all the piss. And the yellow stuff in the image looks pretty good too.
>>4173413The only one PsyOpsing you is yourself, autist.
>>4176576Maybe the real psyop was the autists we met on the way.
>>4176985You're right, you know.
>>3966526>It lived for eight goddamn yearsPathetic. Honestly you should have just dropped it back in the River.
>>4004132>They can live FIFTEEN years? And here I had it in my head that fish were just short-lived animalsThey can make it to 40 in the right conditions. It's not that fish live a long time, it's more that mammals live a short time. Even birds live longer than mammals do. Mammals were eternally BTFO in regards to aging as soon as we started generating body heat (which birds somehow managed without getting fucked as hard).>5" reptile?>40 years>5" fish?>40 years>5" bird?>35 years>5" mammal?>4 YEARS, FUCK YOU!
>>4183364That is an insanely bad thread. And it got stickied? What the fuck is wrong with /bant/ mods?
>>4183414This thread is pretty bad, imagine "stealth-bumping" a thread for months.
>>4183509It's not as bad as that /bant/ thread.
>>4183414/bant/ is an insane board.
How the fuck is this thread still up?
>>4187294Somebody keeps "stealth bumping" it with a script.https://desuarchive.org/an/search/tnum/3966526/deleted/deleted/
Honestly, fish are amazing.
>>4188559Maybe he got banned and his posts got deleted. Ever think of that, genius?
>>4190602Deletion time has been around 2-8 minutes for those bumps, janitors usually take hours to delete shitposts.The window of deletion for regular users on most boards is 1 minute till 30 minutes.
>>4093869Couple of cloves in a pot won't do much beside giving it some flavour and nice smell. You need more to make oil.If you are not eating spoons of it every day, its ok.
>>4155314Tell me some
>>4004132>15the oldest goldfish are 40-50 years old. 10-15ish is pretty normal for a fish kept in good conditions and not a shitty unfiltered bowl.
>>4191924The adventure begins in the Atlantic Ocean when Freddi Fish visits Grandma Grouper with a gift of flowers. Grandma Grouper is sad and when asked why, she informs Freddi that her treasure chest full of kelp seeds has been stolen. As a result, her garden began to wilt and left them with no food. Courageously, Freddi promises to find Grandma Grouper's stolen treasure chest. This puts a smile on Grandma Grouper's face and she gives Freddi her last peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich to take on her journey.After going a short distance from Grandma Grouper's house, Freddi finds her friend Luther trying to swim loop-de-loops. She shows Luther how to do it and he tries again, hitting his head on some coral. A bottle is knocked loose and slowly lands on the ground. When Freddi and Luther investigate, they discover that a note has been lodged inside the bottle. After reading the note and finding a message telling them where the treasure is, Freddi and Luther begin their journey to find the missing kelp seeds.However at the same time, it's revealed that two sharks named Spongehead and Boss were the ones that stole the treasure as part of their plan to help the Squidfather grow kelp. The bottles that Freddi and Luther found were directions that Spongehead created so he could find his way back to the treasure after he hid it. Boss is furious over not remembering where the treasure is or the bottles that lead the way to it so he takes him to the Squidfather as punishment. The Squidfather is enraged at this revelation, causing him to spew out ink. Out of fear, Spongehead remembers where the treasure is, so the sharks go to retrieve it.When the final clue reveals that the treasure is at the sunken ship, Freddi and Luther go there and retrieve the treasure, but the two are stopped by Spongehead and Boss who want the treasure. Freddi explains that the kelp treasure is for everyone to share, and the sharks plan on sharing.
>>4181338never seen a fish do that
>>4193281You've never seen it, but it's not impossible for a fish to do. I think a salmon could probably do it.
>>4194647>>4196021>>4197143please tell us why you keep doing this
>>4197238He seems to be spelling something. A message, perhaps?
>>3988672Jaguar Cichlid is top tier, broken even
>>4197245He justs posts 'e' and then deletes it.A literal spambot.
>>4200202Or, he's spelling "EEEEEE." Think about it.
>>4201175Wait, it it "e" or "E" that he is posting? Because that's the difference between "eeeeee" and "EEEEEE".
>>4201773The world may never know.
>>3966526this thread is still up? what the fuck
>>4203820It's pretty eerie.
>>4205349Is Eerie the pretty lake that the carnie definitely pulled the Prussian fucking carp out of?
>>4205922Obviously not because why would a Prussian carp be in Michigan. They're from Prussia.
On a related note, I just found out the echidna has FOUR penises. Now I understand why Knuckles always looks so happy.
>>3966526A question: I fished one of these as a kid, brought it home and put it in a fish tank. Grew a lot, alwaysthe same color as OP's pic. Suddenly go on a trip, fish tank gets extremely dirty, cant-see-fish level of dirty by the time I come back. Clean tank, carp is now gold. Like, not dirty or yellow, genuinely went from wild brown to vibrant gold. Remained that color until the day it died, years later.My question, did the color change have something to do with the water getting so dirty?>inb4 anon u retard ur fish died and ur parents bought a different oneUnlikely since no one bothered to keep the tank clean while I was gone for like 2 months, and it was the same type of wild carp, they couldn't know where to fish one, can't be bought at a store here either.
>>4207648Isn't it funny that the reproductive organs always seem to be the first thing """scientists""" study?
>>4207722What's so funny about that?
>>4207648HERE I COMEROUGHER THAN THE REST OF THEM
>>4210517Well, it IS funny. Horny scientists, anon.
>>4216760The Horny Scientists would be a good gang name.
How the fuck is this shit thread still up
I really hope it autosages into oblivion soon.
Don't mind me helping it along.
>>4207709Oh wow I completely forgot I had ever posted in this thread>6/16/22How is this thread still alive
>>4216850Some schizo is running a script on it
>>4216870Better than running a train on it.
>>4207709Goldfish are known to change colour. Maybe the carp you bought simply was a goldfish some other cunt threw in the lake, changed to brown (not abnormal) and then you found the poor thing and put it back in a glass tank and it simply changed back.
I want to move on from guppies to cooler fish but now I have dozens of guppies, can I just clove oil them all and will jesus forgive me
>>4218517get a cichlid that will eat the guppies
>>4218517Jesus doesn't care about guppies.
>>4018699Not just cut those shitty y-bones into smaller pieces, but also get hot oil on them, so the calcium becomes brittle. After it's been deep fried, they bcome crunchy and you eat it bones and all.
>>4016381Ah yes air, that spicy additive we all love
>>4100205I make a pot of boling water and drop them in. Is that inhumane..!? Fuck l feel like shit now, all this time l thought that wasthe best painess way :_(
>>4219218They "aerate" things for a reason.
>>4219827I aerate my balls because it's good for them. But aerating fish is bad for them because they breathe water.
>>3966526I guarentee you mods left this up and will leave it up for 8 years just as a shit post
>>4221017Eight years seems a bit unlikely.
>>3966526>Big grey slab of asshole fish. Never pretty, never golden, never pleasant to have; just endlessly growing and shitting and bullying the smaller fish.Sounds like a healthy and happy fish to me.
>>4022022There’s a whole order of fish with teeth resembling ours, the tetraodontiformes. There exist many other lineages in percamorphes that have similar teeth.
Fuck this shit and other tales
>>4207648We did it reddit