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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 12th 2010, 7:15 pm

Just browsing on here and found these omg
LUMPFISH FOR SALE ON GULF OF MAINE
Still to spendy for me, but kinda cool. I'd rather spend the $35 on gas and go look for one myself Very Happy

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Post by steveweast on October 12th 2010, 8:36 pm

Are you confusing this with our local Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers which are either yellow, red, or green....and reach a maximum of 1". I'm not sure we even have this larger cousin in our waters.
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 12th 2010, 8:45 pm

No, just thought it was kinda cool. I know this one is from the north atlantic.
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 12th 2010, 8:49 pm

Here's a distribution map for this species.....Cyclopterus lumpus...Kinda cool looking, gets a bit larger than the local ones. I google imaged it and there are a ton of pics.
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Post by steveweast on October 12th 2010, 8:52 pm

OK....there's no doubt it's a cool fish....but, at 6 inches, it's a tough fit for most temperate tanks these days. At least you wouldn't have to worry about it getting eaten by small anemones.....like our smaller version (which is the reason I have not yet actively sought them out ). The best time to collect our version is rapidly approaching though....late Fall.
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Post by Brent on October 12th 2010, 9:14 pm

They grow to a max of 13 inches AFAIK.
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Post by moto826 on October 12th 2010, 9:27 pm

steveweast wrote:OK....there's no doubt it's a cool fish....but, at 6 inches, it's a tough fit for most temperate tanks these days. At least you wouldn't have to worry about it getting eaten by small anemones.....like our smaller version (which is the reason I have not yet actively sought them out ). The best time to collect our version is rapidly approaching though....late Fall.

steve and you please tell me when and where i live next to the sound Very Happy
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Post by steveweast on October 13th 2010, 10:12 am

This is a site very near you.

http://emeralddiving.com/three_tree_frame.html
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Post by moto826 on October 13th 2010, 8:27 pm

thanks Steve !!!!!! ill check it out will chest waders work or will i need to get wet ? i have a fly fishing pontoon boat and a kayak so i can hover then pounce lol
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Post by steveweast on October 13th 2010, 9:22 pm

Waders might work....but, actually snorkeling would be better. You could borrow a drysuit from someone and float above the eel grass beds. No pouncing will be necessary......they mostly just sit on the eel grass blades. They are hard to spot.....so, you'll need to hover above the beds and look carefully.
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Post by Hero on October 14th 2010, 2:54 am

That's cool. I'm glad that their site makes it easier to purchase things!

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Post by jared on October 14th 2010, 5:56 pm

I saw that site too, but I guess I'd like to focus on keeping North American Pacific species, maybe even just species native to California. A Spiny Pacific Lumpsucker would be great, but from what I have read, they seem to stay in deep water here in Southern California, presumably because it's cooler.
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Post by moto826 on October 15th 2010, 7:27 am

steveweast wrote:Waders might work....but, actually snorkeling would be better. You could borrow a drysuit from someone and float above the eel grass beds. No pouncing will be necessary......they mostly just sit on the eel grass blades. They are hard to spot.....so, you'll need to hover above the beds and look carefully.
well i will have to try and find a used set got a any ideas where to buy a used set ?

and thanks again steve
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 15th 2010, 11:56 am

Craigslist Very Happy
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Post by moto826 on October 15th 2010, 4:47 pm

ya i need to look
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 15th 2010, 5:04 pm

I've been looking in the PDX craigslist most of the day and it looks like they are out of my price range for now Sad I'll probably just pick up a nice set of chest waders for the time being since I'm just tidepool collecting for the most part. Also, I'm 6'5 so finding a used drysuit will be tough I think.
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Post by Hero on October 15th 2010, 7:19 pm

You only need the bottom if your going wading Laughing.

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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 15th 2010, 8:24 pm

Well I'd like to snorkel a bit or have the option to fully submerge, but I think I'll take it slow for now until I can afford to take the plunge into dive lessons and gear Wink
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Post by Hero on October 15th 2010, 10:55 pm

Snorkeling wouldn't be so bad. What is the average depth of the water you're thinking about going in?

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Post by Reef_Logic on October 16th 2010, 11:52 pm

This fish is a MUST lol
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Post by ~ocean on October 20th 2010, 8:16 pm

awesome. I want one!

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Post by Rapide on April 19th 2013, 12:06 am

The Baltic Sea lumpsucker male grows only ~3" long, max 4"
It's really pretty bright red in the mating season when we get a lot of them with fishing nets.
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