CHANNA SPECIES GUIDE : UPDATE IN PROGRESSION

novice84

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will you be covering channa laos flameback/fireback? ive read through all pages in this post and didnt see it, please correct me if i am mistaken :)
 

King-eL

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Channa maculata aka blotched snakehead size should be revise. Almost 2 years ago, a snakehead was found in Central Park, Burnaby, BC, Canada. It was thought as a Northern Snakehead aka Channa argus but DNA studies confirmed the snakehead was a Blotched Snakehead aka Channa maculata. It was 75cm long. Biggest recored ever, since we all thought that they only max out at 12-13". I had them before and they were at 16-18" but was skeptical if they were just only channa argus as the store sold them to as channa maculata from China.
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Looks like an arapaima to me. But then again the dorsal does come too far foward. It`s just that up turned mouth looks so like a. gigas.
 
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