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#11012067 - 07/31/15 01:23 PM Looking at grapevine lake
Epic backlash Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
I was looking at the corps of engineers webpage for grapevine lake and glanced at the lake records page. Looking down the list nothing seemed out of place until I got to the end and it says Red Bellied Pacu. Not a fish I hear commonly so I do a little Google search and it is in the piranha family. How the hell did we get that in grapevine lake? Now I do realize after reading about it that it doesn't have the same type of teeth as a piranha but still it's in the angry fish family. Anyone ever heard of these things?

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#11012102 - 07/31/15 01:46 PM Re: Looking at grapevine lake [Re: Epic backlash]
Mulholland Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
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Loc: Plano, TX
They are common aquarium fish, look like piranha but no teeth I think, regardless, very common aquarium fish that tend to get much too large, I'll give yu 3 guesses as to how it ended up there lol

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#11012118 - 07/31/15 01:53 PM Re: Looking at grapevine lake [Re: Epic backlash]
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I assume out of the aquarium

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#11012126 - 07/31/15 01:57 PM Re: Looking at grapevine lake [Re: Epic backlash]
Mulholland Offline
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Yup, people get tired and just dump them into lake or they get too big and they release them. At that point they are too large for most natural predators, so short of environment causing mortality, they live out their life in the lake

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#11012739 - 07/31/15 07:00 PM Re: Looking at grapevine lake [Re: Epic backlash]
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Crazy people

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#11013104 - 07/31/15 10:46 PM Re: Looking at grapevine lake [Re: Epic backlash]
Josh Fulton Offline
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Never heard of one of those being caught!
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-Josh Fulton

Keep Sticken Em

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#11013393 - 08/01/15 08:42 AM Re: Looking at grapevine lake [Re: Josh Fulton]
Epic backlash Offline
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Originally Posted By: Josh Fulton
Never heard of one of those being caught!



I hadn't even heard of one, seen it on the TPWD website

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