An Interesting Fish!

Discussion in 'Hobby/Travel Forum' started by standingfirminChrist, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. standingfirminChrist

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    Dec 25, 2005
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    from way of life:


    There is an
    interesting fish that lives in South America
    called the splash tetra (Copella arnoldi). It is
    a small elongated fish about 3 inches long and
    lives near the banks of slow-moving rivers with
    heavy vegetation. The male finds a suitable leaf
    hanging over the water and waits for a female to
    join him. They then position themselves side by
    side and leap out of the water at exactly the
    same time and stick to the leaf. The female lays
    6 to 8 eggs and the male fertilizes them, and
    they drop back into the water. This process
    continues until they have laid and fertilized
    about 200 eggs. The female then leaves, but the
    male stays there for three days using his tail to
    splash water onto the eggs every 10 or 15 minutes
    so they won't dry out. He does this until the fry
    hatch and fall into the water. There is only one
    fish in the world that does this neat trick. I
    would like someone to explain how this amazing
    process could have evolved. First of all you
    would have to evolve a male and female tetra fish
    with the amazing capabilities of breathing
    underwater and reproducing offspring and such,
    all of the incredible complexity of the fish at
    the genetic level. Then you would have to evolve
    the splashing business. Assuming one fish learned
    to jump out of the water and stick to a leaf, how
    did two of them learn this at exactly the same
    time? It would have been necessary that they
    perfect the trick the very first time or it would
    have been meaningless. If only the male jumped or
    if only the female jumped or if they both jumped
    but did not lay eggs and fertilize them or if
    they jumped and laid and fertilized eggs but the
    male didn't keep them wet -- nothing would have
    happened. And how did that incredibly clever and
    gymnastic pair then pass this amazing process
    along to their offspring who were not around to
    observe it?
  2. just-want-peace

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    Feb 3, 2002
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    This just goes to prove the extent to which those who want to "do their own thing" will go to eliminate God from the equation!

    Even if one doesn't want to believe in the God we do, it's so blatenly obvious that SOMETHING/SOMEONE, other than RANDOM chance had a role in creation.

    There are none so blind, as those who WILL not see.
  3. Willie1955

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    Oct 20, 2007
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    I used to keep aquarium fish. I particularly liked Tetras. I see God’s creation in everything the night sky, sunrise, sunset and all that’s living. My avatar is an example. I took the photo of the bald eagle in Alaska. I am the most awestruck by his creation when I see the night sky in a remote area where the city lights don’t blot out the stars in the sky.

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