The heaviest flounder ever caught was 22 pounds, 7 ounces, landed in Montauk, N.Y., on Sept 15, 1975, by Charles Nappi. The species was a summer flounder, Platichthys flesus. This type of flounder ranges from South Carolina to Maine in the western Atlantic.Know More
In August 2014, a fisher in New Jersey caught a flounder weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Nine-year-old Ethan Wagner caught a state record 10.16-pound flounder in Galveston, Texas, in 2009.
The International Game Fish Association keeps official records of the largest fish ever caught, including 15 different species of flounder. Hundreds of game fish species are recorded in the IGFA's database.Learn More
Primarily white with black spots, reminiscent of the Dalmatian dog which gives the fish its name, Dalmatian Mollies are hybrids of the Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna). They are peaceful, freshwater fish, that originated in North Carolina, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.Full Answer >
Koi fish are symbols in both Japanese and Chinese culture and can represent traits of strength and of love. Their meaning varies depending on the color, scale type and the pattern of the individual fish.Full Answer >
According to About.com, Siamese fighting fish, also known as Bettas, typically live between two and three years. Natives of shallow waters in Thailand, Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, Bettas are popular aquarium fish notable for their vivid coloring, long fins and aggressive temperament.Full Answer >
African cichlids come in two varieties. Lake Tanganyika cichlids and Lake Malawi cichlids have very different habits and diets, even though they are from the same family.Full Answer >