Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Amazing Co-joined Siamese Baby Fish

We have a GIANT new fish tank and it came with fish. Lots and lots and LOTS of fish. Some odd balls here and there too. Among the odd balls was one particularly strange anomaly. I had to show this to you because I hardly believed it myself and I don't know how long it will last for. It's a co-joined siamese twin baby fish!Amaaaazing! It appears to be joined to it's twin by the stomach. Tummy-to-tummy, one fish looks totally normal while the other fish is tiny and upside down. These little twins zoom around just like all the other fish babies. None of the other fish seem to notice that this one is a little bit different.
The only odd thing is that the big twin seems negligent of the other twin. He kind of scrapes the upside down guy along the ground sometimes.My sister says that the little twin is alive and can wave its fin. It's kind of creepy, but also kind of cool that he's in my tank. I'll show you some other cool finds in this tank later.

What do you think of him?

8 comments:

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Wow! I've never seen siamese fish before! Cool!

Kitty said...

I can't wait to show this to my husband. He is a biologist and loves to see stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.

Chickenbells said...

Oh heavens...I guess I never thought about fish being Siamese twins!

Joyce said...

wow! my dad has like 6 fish tanks and we have lots of baby fishes but none like this! very interesting!

littledeadmommy said...

that's pretty cool. I would never expect to see that in my fishtank.

Anonymous said...

Hi, i had the same thing happen to mine. Let me know how yours is doing.

heres a link of a picture of mine.

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314097

Mytutorlist.com said...

Wow, thanks for sharing that link! Yours is much older than mine ever got. Yes... my poor Siamese baby guppy is now missing. That usually means that someone ate him.

It is a very unfortunate end to a very cool occurrence. I appreciate the uniqueness of it nevertheless.

He/She/They got quite big, but not to full adult size.

Good luck with yours!

Unknown said...

Just read the article and I know I'm very late to respond but today I discover when striping my female kenyi mubuna cichlid that two were connected at the tail. They are v shape connected. Look healthy but not sure I want to deal with them for years to come. Most likely in isolation. Just wanted to share.