Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fact of the Day: Faux Sharks

Despite their visual similarity to sharks, bala sharks aren't true sharks at all. They belong to the family of freshwater fish known as Cyprinidae. It's closest relatives include carps, and true minnows. 

18 comments:

Kay said...

Hmmmm..... I guess they do sort of have the look of sharks. :-)

Pilar Domínguez said...

Poor...sometimes appearance is not what we really are ( is it ok this sentence?, I found it a little bit bizarre and I don´t know if I express myself correctly) Kisses :)

the chilicool said...

Woww che paura! Non vorrei incontrarlo di persona mentre faccio una nuotatina... ahahah


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Bob Bushell said...

It look like a Shark, cheers Adam.

MEcoy said...

well, it was still creepy when it got bigger

Unknown said...

but they look so cute`

Unknown said...

Wannabe sharks

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's a nice looking fish.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A fish wanting to be more

Dana said...

Imposters! ;)

Emmylou said...

LOL on the "wannabe sharks" comment above:D

Pat Hatt said...

A wannabe the cat could eat as a treat

Caro * said...

Great ! :)

Anna-Alina said...

Nice pic

FilipBlog said...

We have two of those in our aquarium and they are rather big.

Greetings,
Filip

Sharon said...

They lie so they don't get bullied by big sharks!

Unknown said...

Looks so cute ^__^

Lots of love,

Nicole

www.nicoleta.me

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