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Posted by: Jared, Monday, March 11, 2013, 11:52pm
My swami places Bullhead as a diamon food. However, this is the dictonary defintion of a bullhead. IT is three different types of fish!

bullhead [ˈbʊlˌhɛd]
n
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any of various small northern mainly marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae that have a large head covered with bony plates and spines
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any freshwater North American catfish of the genus Ameiurus (or Ictalurus), having a large head bearing several long barbels
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) a scorpion fish, Scorpaena guttata, of North American Pacific coastal waters

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Which one is SWAMI talking about? My guess would be the catfish!
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Posted by: Jared, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:02am; Reply: 1
I found a 2009 SWAMI thread that uses the term Ictalurus Nebulosus. Problem solved. It is the catfish.
Posted by: shoulderblade, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:08am; Reply: 2
Quoted from Jared
I found a 2009 SWAMI thread that uses the term Ictalurus Nebulosus. Problem solved. It is the catfish.


Good. ;D Getting to the Latin name should always be the #1 priority. The world of common and local names for fish is a murky nightmare. You may as well say "Oh yea, some fish.) :'(

Posted by: Jared, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:33am; Reply: 3
lol
Posted by: JJR, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 12:51am; Reply: 4
I didn't know it was the same as a catfish, but they look identical.  Only by us, bullheads are dark and yellowy.  And catfish are usually white and grey.  I used to catch bullhead in the pond by my house when I was a kid.  

Thanks for bringing back memories.  
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