This is my latest acquisition....the African Pike Characin, Phago loricatus
(also known as Phago maculatus
). It is a vile, evil, toothy, scissor-jawed little fish - growing to about 8 inches or so (mine is about 3 1/2 inches) that has a habit of removing the fins and scales of other fish. I've been trying to find one of these for years but local fish stores rarely carry them, for obvious reasons. It is in an aquarium all by itself and will probably remain that way because I can't think of any of my other fish that I want to have parts removed from.
Better pictures to come!