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Old 01-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #16
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Even rope fish freak me out. I'll pass on the snake.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #17
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I was fortunate enough to have some back in the 90s. Very cool. Hardly ever move, most people think they are sticks. But when they eat, don't blink or you will miss it. You have never seen a snake eat faster! Literally from the strike to the fish going down the throat is just a couple of seconds. I think Nat Geo did a write up on them not long ago...
Just curious .. are they aggressive or biting you at all ?
I think its interesting but I m scared of snakes...
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:57 PM   #18
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Just curious .. are they aggressive or biting you at all ?
I think its interesting but I m scared of snakes...
They are the least aggressive snakes I've ever seen. I was never struck at, and I've never known anyone who has ever been struck at (I know a lot of zoo herpers, used to be one), so I found the quote about the venom making you sleepy a little funny. I suppose maybe if they mistook your finger for a fish...but you'd have to be trying!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:09 PM   #19
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Really guys ??? I would not stick my hands inside the tank for maintenance unless i want some sleep ...hahaha
Could explain why that tank in the fourth pic is full of clado.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:41 AM   #20
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They are the least aggressive snakes I've ever seen. I was never struck at, and I've never known anyone who has ever been struck at (I know a lot of zoo herpers, used to be one), so I found the quote about the venom making you sleepy a little funny. I suppose maybe if they mistook your finger for a fish...but you'd have to be trying!
Well I found that funny too .. I just stated what they said but thanks for your inputs
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:44 AM   #21
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Could explain why that tank in the fourth pic is full of clado.
honestly idk y .. I read it on one article in my country news .. Thought it would be interesting to share so I copied and pasted .. Hehe
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #22
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That's a pretty neat animal.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #23
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Very cool snake. I might consider keeping one.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:21 PM   #24
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This inspired me to look up water snakes but unfortunately water snakes don't live entirely underwater, in fact need very little of it to live and too much moisture causes them skin problems.

If anyone knows a place to get these guys, post it up, they're definitely interesting.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:05 AM   #25
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Used to herp pretty hard and I remember that 4th picture from a book I had. Never saw an actual live specimen. That would be pretty cool in a planted setup and if given the chance I would jump on getting one. Despite being a water snake it has a very boa/pythonesqe look to it anatomically speaking, very interesting for sure.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #26
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Omg they really have all the weird stuffs going on over there. I ve just found couple more pics of this species. I think they are Amphibian and hobbists in my country call them with a cool nickname "6 horns dinosaurs." Honestly, I think those guys are much adorable than snakes.. what do ya think?

Scientific name : Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
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I love Axolotl's, if I didn't have a tank full of ACF's, that's what'd be in there. Unfortunately, they don't mix well.
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Careful putting Axolotl's in with fish. Most can't resist nipping at their gills.
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