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City Fish—Discovery Green Park & The Houston Ship Channel

Here are some city fish that I took a picture of a few days ago in Houston’s Discovery Green Park.

The fish are swimming in the water under the reflection of tall downtown buildings.

If you walk long the trails going along many of Houston’s bayous, you will almost always see some fish swimming about.

Here is a list of 20 fishing spots in our near Houston. There is no fishing allowed in Discovery Green Park.

Below is a picture I took last year of a fish that was swimming in the Houston Ship Channel. Based on my scientific examination of the picture, I think it lives by licking toxic residue off of rocks.

I don’t wager that this fish is very good to eat. But you sure have to give it some credit for being able to live in Houston Ship Channel.

Whenever things are rough, just think that if a fish can live in the Houston Ship Channel then we can get past hard times.

June 14, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. That fish in the second picture looks like a plecostomus. They are not native to this aera, people set them loose when they get too big or their aquariums.

    Really kind of sat that people think you need a plecostomus to “clean the tank”. There is no such thing as a fish that cleans the tank as the fish are themselves a source of the pollutants that harm an aquarium’s water quality.

    Comment by Bacopa | June 15, 2012

  2. Thanks for the comment. It does seem to be somewhat of a toxic looking fish.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 22, 2012

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