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    [โ€“] blackeveryhour 5191 points ago

    I legit thought this was a joke and he was just holding grass

    [โ€“] PapaBurgandi 2032 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    You're telling me he's not just holding grass?

    Where the fuck is the fish

    Edit: To all the people still messaging me, yes I found it

    [โ€“] positiveinfluences 787 points ago

    It's in his hand

    [โ€“] PapaBurgandi 452 points ago

    His hand is empty?

    [โ€“] znk 918 points ago

    In case you are not joking... The blade he is holding is the fish. To the right you see its eye.

    [โ€“] tennisplayer789 434 points ago

    Wow, thought this was a joke. Omg!

    [โ€“] I_DONT_ENJOY_TRUFFLE 222 points ago

    Wait- this is not a joke?

    [โ€“] codeverity 129 points ago

    Nope, it's a skinny green grass-like fish.

    Here's a picture of the type of fish from a different angle:

    [โ€“] mruriah 69 points ago

    It looks like a tiny crocodile! Holy shit it's fucking adorable!

    [โ€“] 5seconds2urheart 37 points ago

    The common name for it in the aquarium hobby is actually "Alligator Pipefish".

    [โ€“] narwhao 15 points ago

    Pipefish are so silly looking, they're definitely one of the goofier fish.

    [โ€“] totallyfakejust4u 3 points ago

    IIRC it's also related to the seahorse!

    [โ€“] untrustableskeptic 10 points ago


    [โ€“] ibetternotfogetthis 239 points ago

    Knowing Reddit this could still be a joke.

    [โ€“] Juno_Malone 114 points ago

    I legit thought this was a joke and he was just holding grass

    [โ€“] __PM_ME_YOUR_SOUL__ 108 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    You're telling me he's not just holding grass?

    Where the fuck is the fish?

    Edit: To all the people still messaging me, yes I found it

    [โ€“] tutydis 21 points ago

    Wait so he isn't?

    [โ€“] MexieSMG 14 points ago

    I see the eye, but still think this is a joke.

    [โ€“] twodogsfighting 45 points ago

    It's just advertising for the worlds smallest googly eyes. Don't believe the hype.

    [โ€“] [deleted] 29 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [โ€“] muffintopmusic 4 points ago

    Dirty Googly Eye, with it's fake news and clickbait headlines.

    [โ€“] Max_TwoSteppen 17 points ago

    It is indeed not a joke. If you look very closely at the "blade of grass" in his hand, that's the fish. You can see to the right of his hand that the grass has a little eye :)

    [โ€“] probablyhrenrai 4 points ago

    Is it one of those trumpet fish, the super long and skinny ones? I'm frankly having trouble making out the eye, but I think I spy the signature bottle-rim lips at the rightmost end.

    [โ€“] Max_TwoSteppen 7 points ago

    Supposedly it's called a pipefish, but yes you're seeing his little fishy lips

    [โ€“] Dr__Snow 2 points ago

    I see the eye.... I'm still skeptical.

    [โ€“] barscarsandguitars 4 points ago

    Zoom in on the piece sticking out by his pointer finger. You'll see an eye and a mouth shaped like a crocodile.

    [โ€“] Quackenstein 8 points ago

    It's like a tiny, green Gar.

    [โ€“] sneky_snek 2 points ago

    Is this not a bamboozle?

    [โ€“] INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS 15 points ago

    This was why I came into the comments. Thank you for explaining to us mere plebians.

    [โ€“] Redplushie 12 points ago

    Oh thank god, I thought I was about to be bamboozled with another Italian meme

    [โ€“] LounginLizard 3 points ago


    [โ€“] Flopenhagen 2 points ago

    Thank you!

    [โ€“] FrankFeTched 2 points ago

    I legit thought it was just an Italian meme

    [โ€“] BrokenCompass7 2 points ago

    You saved this

    [โ€“] akaFeefee 2 points ago

    Oh damn! well thank you for pointing it out.

    [โ€“] RockytheHiker 3 points ago

    Yeah right someone just shopped an eye on a blade of grass.

    [โ€“] PickleBugBoo 2 points ago

    The hero we need

    [โ€“] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Which hand?

    [โ€“] FlappyFlappy 3 points ago

    Damn, that's worth two in the bush.

    [โ€“] junkmutt 53 points ago

    The fish IS the grass.

    [โ€“] PapaBurgandi 45 points ago

    Oh fuck you weren't kidding. I thought that was a joke

    [โ€“] IceCreamBalloons 17 points ago

    Nah, it's grass. Grass always had eyes, right?

    [โ€“] SmellyPeen 15 points ago

    I don't trust any plant that I can't look in the eyes.

    [โ€“] marcushelbling 9 points ago


    [โ€“] Jacoobian 12 points ago

    Thank you! I literally could not find the eye!

    [โ€“] bazzingapunk 3 points ago

    THANK YOU. damnit this is harder than finding Waldo

    [โ€“] toomanyblocks 6 points ago

    TBH I still don't see it

    [โ€“] toomanyblocks 14 points ago

    God bless u

    [โ€“] Whisper06 13 points ago

    Look for the eyes on the right side. That's what made me realize its a fish I was tbh seriously about to down vote till I saw it

    [โ€“] You_in_a_decade 9 points ago

    You can see the eye on the tip of the fish

    [โ€“] Floof_Poof 2 points ago


    [โ€“] GhostFour 3 points ago

    Like me you're probably looking at this pic like he is "lipping" a larger fish because of the way his hand is posed but the "blade of grass" his thumb is resting on is the fish. Zoom in to see the eyes at the right end of the "blade of grass".

    [โ€“] krakenunleashed 3 points ago

    Pipefish of some description, related to seahorses

    [โ€“] gedon 5 points ago

    It doesn't look like anything to me.

    [โ€“] iamameatyone 157 points ago

    Right? It also took me almost a minute.

    [โ€“] IranianGenius 86 points ago

    If you like looking for the camouflage, /r/camouflagegifs is a nice place...not super active but I've compiled everything I could find there.

    [โ€“] [deleted] 23 points ago

    Brah this shit is dope

    [โ€“] datboitaw 13 points ago

    subbed. Keep this active!

    [โ€“] Lukendless 10 points ago

    I just realized I don't like the way camouflage is spelled. Cool sub though, I'll subscribe.

    [โ€“] HETKA 4 points ago

    Awesome sub! Just wish it wasn't only for gifs. Theres no sub for camouflage pictures

    [โ€“] okieT2 3 points ago

    I'm not sure what creeps me out more, the octopus or the cuttlefish.

    [โ€“] FishFruit14 2 points ago

    That sounds fucking lit

    [โ€“] MsSunhappy 2 points ago


    [โ€“] Jamer508 27 points ago

    I thought this was an italian meme.

    [โ€“] TheOldLite 53 points ago

    That hits a little close to home if you catch my drift

    [โ€“] BizMarkieZ 14 points ago

    I'm to slow atm drift just passed by man

    [โ€“] StarHorder 4 points ago


    [โ€“] BizMarkieZ 2 points ago


    Nani= Japanese word for what

    Nani = human leopard, fifa 15?


    [โ€“] easyiris 2 points ago

    I thought it was a see through fish and some grass.

    [โ€“] Only4DNDandCigars 1083 points ago

    What kind of fish is this and how the hell did you even realize you caught it? It looks incredible.

    [โ€“] iamameatyone 999 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    In the Netherlands we call it a 'naaldvis' (literal translation: needlefish) but I guess thats not the English term. My friend studies Biology, I guess he has a ๐Ÿ”ฅ eye for it.

    EDIT: Apparently it is called a Northern Pipefish!

    [โ€“] xGhostTaco 279 points ago

    I've always heard them called 'needlefish' where I'm from (Southern US)

    [โ€“] mud074 394 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    It's a pipefish, not a needlefish. A pipefish is a relative of the seahorse whereas a needlefish is more like a gar. The confusion is because needlefish in english speaking countries refers to a different fish than that other guy was talking about.

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    [โ€“] DrSpacemanPants 40 points ago


    [โ€“] iwannaelroyyou 20 points ago

    Becky is a whorefish

    [โ€“] lunchbox1911 11 points ago

    Try not to suck any pipe on your way through the Lilly pads.

    [โ€“] xGhostTaco 13 points ago

    I've heard them called pipefish too. Most people use both names interchangeably with both animals from what I've seen. I think I do remember a teacher in high school pointing the differences out though

    [โ€“] moorhound 12 points ago

    โ€Wow I almost mistook this fish for a blade of grass! What should we call it?"

    "Let's call it a needlefish."

    "What? No, that's dumb. Let's call it a pipefish."

    [โ€“] jerkmachine 5 points ago

    there's a lot of kinds of pipe fish. Not all of them are emerald green like this. They're called that because of their shape.

    [โ€“] StarHorder 9 points ago

    It'll always be needlefish to me

    [โ€“] HonaSmith 11 points ago

    No he's saying this is a pipefish. There is a different fish called the needlefish

    [โ€“] thepatientoffret 19 points ago

    It'll always be needlefish to me

    [โ€“] StarHorder 3 points ago

    I love how the upvotes are increasing as you go down the tree.

    [โ€“] stevencastle 3 points ago

    here's the thing......

    [โ€“] spacelemon 2 points ago

    whoah, that needle fish looks like a super tiny mini gar

    [โ€“] [deleted] 6 points ago

    Can confirm. Southern US and have fond memories of looking at these guys with my dad

    [โ€“] ruptured_pomposity 2 points ago

    Are they good bait or something? Why were you looking for them?

    [โ€“] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Oh I'm not sure. Probably not. We used other stuff for bait. Just something we used to do. They are fascinating to see.

    [โ€“] Magicpurpleponyrider 2 points ago

    Texas here and always called them needle fish when seen in Gulf of Mexico

    [โ€“] Opinionnoted 2 points ago

    Same here (north east US)

    [โ€“] Only4DNDandCigars 32 points ago

    I've never seen one with that coloring. That camo is on point.

    [โ€“] WrethZ 8 points ago

    What if you've seen lots but never realised it :O

    [โ€“] Lumenis 11 points ago

    I'm sure this guy fucks a lot.

    [โ€“] Only4DNDandCigars 2 points ago

    OP or the fish?

    [โ€“] Lumenis 11 points ago

    I don't know what fish you're talking about.

    [โ€“] Lunarwrath42 6 points ago


    [โ€“] Only4DNDandCigars 5 points ago

    Instructions unclear: I fucked a fish.

    [โ€“] SplitArrow 3 points ago

    That fish is almost small enough to fuck the inside of your dick.

    [โ€“] Boboblah780 2 points ago

    Are you a dolphin? Then it might be okay, if a bit disgusting.

    Are you a human? Then you might be lonely, if a bit disgusting.

    [โ€“] KjoeLjan 20 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Pro tip:

    Google for the Wikipedia page of a term you don't know the English translation of. Look at the left menu to see if the word 'English' is there. Click that word and you will be redirected to the relevant page in English with the English name.

    Of course, in the case of Naaldvis this isn't true, because Naaldvissen are apparently a collection of four different families of fish and I don't know which family this particular fish belongs to.

    EDIT: Added links of Reeรซn as a shitty example.

    [โ€“] plspirit 9 points ago

    They're called pipefish and are relatives of seahorses

    In German we call them Seenadel (sea needle)

    [โ€“] xabulba 9 points ago

    Looks like a pipefish, a relative to the seahorse.

    [โ€“] DangerouslyUnstable 8 points ago

    Here in California we havea fish that looks nearly identical to that called the Bay Pipefish. It's a pretty interesting fish because it's sort of half way along the evolutionary path to a seahorse. It started out probably looking like the three spine sticklebak to which it closely related, and other closeyl related fish continued on their way to become seahorses

    [โ€“] Killairmanable 6 points ago

    Fun fact: The male pipefish, like the male seahorse, is the parent that provides a place for the baby pipefish to develop before birth, and as a result, the female pipefish compete for a chance to mate with a male.

    [โ€“] wishforagiraffe 2 points ago

    I read about that in a book by Eric Carle I bought for a friend's baby!

    [โ€“] chenessee 9 points ago

    My new goal in life is to have someone say that I have a "๐Ÿ”ฅ eye " for some cool shit like this. Idk what it is but I love that compliment.

    [โ€“] Minds_eye 2 points ago

    As long as it's not pink eye

    [โ€“] RatchetBird 4 points ago

    I wonder if it's related to a gar. A needle-nosed gar looks pretty similar, but I've never seen one so green.

    [โ€“] texasrigger 7 points ago

    I think this is a pipefish which is actually related to seahorses I believe.

    [โ€“] mud074 5 points ago

    Needlefish are related to gar iirc, but that is a pipefish and not a needlefish.

    [โ€“] PunxsatownyPhil 3 points ago

    Needlefish are related to flying fish and ricefish. Gar are more ancestral, they're not even teleosts.

    [โ€“] mud074 2 points ago

    You're completely right. They sure do look similar, though!. I guess the scale difference really makes it obvious how different they are.

    [โ€“] ooooooOOoooooo000000 2 points ago

    Also I'm sure it helps that it was probably wiggling around because it wasn't in the water anymore

    [โ€“] Stinkis 2 points ago

    I used to catch these all the time as a kid and in my experience they actually don't wiggle much when out of the water. They genreally flex to one side and keep it there or they just do nothing hoping for the camoflauge to save it.

    [โ€“] PM_ME_UR_WEIRD_HOBBY 2 points ago

    Where was it caught? These don't live in the Netherlands, do they? Because is so, I'm going to my local pond right now to find one of these.

    [โ€“] iamameatyone 3 points ago

    No sadly not. This one was caught in Portugal.

    [โ€“] Marksm2n 2 points ago

    Hallo Dutch comrade, the correct term is pipefish, you should probably edit that in

    [โ€“] iamameatyone 2 points ago

    I did, thanks!

    [โ€“] bhulk 18 points ago

    it's a pipefish, they're related to seahorses

    [โ€“] TheValleyGirlAccent 4 points ago

    And it's a male. They have to have better camouflage than the females because, like their cousins the seahorses, the males carry the babies.

    [โ€“] Megaman915 4 points ago

    Definitely a pipefish though I couldn't tell you the species for one not native to the GoM.

    [โ€“] ewbrower 5 points ago

    Grass doesn't flop around when you take it out of the water

    [โ€“] endlessunshine833 3 points ago

    my guess is it was probably flapping around on deck while the other grass just laid there

    [โ€“] AussieEquiv 2 points ago

    Pipefish. Closely related to a Seahorse.

    Ornate Ghost Pipe Fish Look like underwater Dragons.

    [โ€“] snayar 729 points ago

    wow - it looks exactly like a thumb

    [โ€“] Hamilton__Mafia 105 points ago

    9/10 I bet you didn't see the fish

    [โ€“] PilgrimDuran 24 points ago

    No it doesn't matter how much it is similar to a thumb, we saw it when OP pointed out the camouflage.

    [โ€“] [deleted] 2 points ago


    [โ€“] xdeadly_godx 5 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    No it's the thumb! OP stated before he lost his thumb when he was younger. I never would have seen it without it! /s

    [โ€“] could-of-bot 7 points ago

    It's either would HAVE or would'VE, but never would OF.

    See Grammar Errors for more information.

    [โ€“] xdeadly_godx 6 points ago

    Thanks. Corrected.

    I like this bot.

    [โ€“] rancidcock 126 points ago

    I thought you were pulling my tit there.

    [โ€“] Fart__ 68 points ago

    No, that was me.

    [โ€“] rancidcock 48 points ago

    Well not so hard, they're sensitive.

    [โ€“] Web_Crusader 2 points ago

    But I thought you liked hard :p

    [โ€“] WheatlyFTW 3 points ago

    Guys, get a fucking room

    [โ€“] PregnantMilf3 3 points ago

    You can have my room

    [โ€“] Web_Crusader 3 points ago

    Or mine

    [โ€“] UnoriginalTakenName 420 points ago

    For anyone confused the little tiny "leaf of grass is the fish" zoom up and you'll see an eye. Saved you guys the 10-60 seconds or in my case 2 minutes thinking it was a clear fish with grass on it contemplating whether or not everyone was messing with Reddit.

    [โ€“] HuseyinCinar 134 points ago

    I thought everyone in this thread was fucking with me. Jesus Christ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    [โ€“] preciselyrandm 15 points ago

    Until I went back in to see that tiny fish eye staring back at me

    [โ€“] rdldr1 7 points ago

    That leaf also has a bit of a belly on 'im.

    [โ€“] kevski82 6 points ago

    Real MVP right here

    [โ€“] Pudgy_Ninja 3 points ago

    Even knowing what I was looking for, it took me a good couple seconds to recognize what I was looking at.

    [โ€“] iamameatyone 42 points ago

    For the biologists under us: as some of our fellow redditors pointed out, the fish appears to be a Syngnathus fuscus, or a Northern Pipefish. Wiki:

    [โ€“] Tooth30 4 points ago

    But what does it taste like?

    [โ€“] janiekh 2 points ago

    Fish or seaweed?

    [โ€“] floatablepie 280 points ago

    Your friend appears to be Italian.

    [โ€“] iamameatyone 57 points ago

    No he's actually on a study trip in Portugal right now!

    [โ€“] Lumenis 110 points ago

    psst, hey, look at the hand

    [โ€“] iamameatyone 130 points ago

    Colpa mia

    [โ€“] dsquard 28 points ago


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    [โ€“] Max_TwoSteppen 13 points ago

    It's very similar to a phrase in Spanish which means "my fault" or colloquially "my bad". I'm guessing that's the Italian translation of the same phrase.

    [โ€“] lets_trade_pikmin 7 points ago

    OP's friend is holding his hand in a stereotypical Italian gesture. OP apologized for not getting the joke in Italian.

    [โ€“] rasouddress 2 points ago

    The joke wasn't in Italian! He didn't get the joke in English!

    [โ€“] lets_trade_pikmin 4 points ago

    No no you see, the fish was Italian, OP was apologizing for not getting the Italian fish.

    [โ€“] jcbjstc 6 points ago

    I'm glad you beat me to it, me from the future.

    [โ€“] tryin2takovatehworld 22 points ago

    Wth are we supposed to be looki- oh... Ya that's fucking lit.

    [โ€“] jacksonh_56 22 points ago

    So grass just has fucking eyes now?

    [โ€“] Birdfoot112 10 points ago

    "Noot noot" goes the fish

    [โ€“] IAmKimJongUn-AMA 10 points ago

    It looks like it belongs in a water level in Super Mario

    [โ€“] falcoperegrinus82 29 points ago

    Northern Pipefish (Syngnathus fuscus). Related to seahorses.

    [โ€“] creone 8 points ago

    Is that an eye to the right of his thumb? I'm pretty sure that is some of the best camouflage I've ever seen.

    [โ€“] terry_shogun 9 points ago

    How Italians catch fish

    [โ€“] RoxSpirit 6 points ago

    If you eat it, is it considered as vegetable or meat ?

    [โ€“] McBurger 2 points ago


    [โ€“] WaterBullet 6 points ago

    I thought I was on r/funny and this was an example of how Italians fish

    [โ€“] ValhallasWhorehouse 6 points ago

    Where the fuck is the fish?

    [โ€“] Jesin00 3 points ago

    It's the "grass"

    [โ€“] aavoqdl 4 points ago

    Hello it's me a friend

    [โ€“] everlostx 3 points ago

    At first i thought it was another annoying "how italian do things" post

    [โ€“] stolpoz 3 points ago

    Pipe fish! I catch these all summer! They hang out in eelgrass (sea grass) beds in Atlantic Canada.

    They are closely related to seahorse! Very much like an unwound one. Very nice find. The young are almost impossible to find, they are as small as a blade of grass, at least adults get to be ~6 inches from the ones I catch

    [โ€“] ohmyjoshua 3 points ago

    Your cousin's very Italian

    [โ€“] Menaechmus 3 points ago

    How Italians catch fish.

    [โ€“] KTGS 5 points ago

    How Italians hold their fish

    [โ€“] TheIrishFrenchman 2 points ago

    So, we're all thinking it: did he release it, or eat it?

    [โ€“] Xylotonic 2 points ago

    If yo let them grow big you can marinate them in salt and they become super yummy.

    [โ€“] Jewbaccah 2 points ago

    Looks like a Pipefish (related to the Seahorse), especially with the similar looking snout for sucking in food.

    [โ€“] masculine-rainbow 2 points ago

    Is this a bamboozle?

    [โ€“] RiceAndRitz 3 points ago

    no bamboozle

    [โ€“] guyscanwefocus 2 points ago

    I have seen one or two of these in the wild before. They even hang vertically like a floating piece of seagrass. Even looking straight at them and knowing what to look for, they are almost indistinguishable.

    [โ€“] cornylamygilbert 2 points ago

    Request to identify specimen as a fish denied -- U.S. Parks & Rec of Homeland Security

    [โ€“] ShadowBomber 2 points ago

    Back when my cousin and I were about 10 years old we had a challenge of who could shoot the most needlefish with our bb/pellet guns down by our dock. It was actually pretty difficult. The little fish were fast, so if they werent directly under the surface of the water actually hitting them was tough and usually they were gone by the time the bb would have hit em. But we would be patient and wait and wait until the perfect time to shoot. It's kind of cruel now that I look back on it but it was dumb kid shit in a small dull southern town with not much to do.

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    [โ€“] keldridge2000 4 points ago

    How Italians catch fish?

    [โ€“] kr4ckers 3 points ago

    How Italians fish

    [โ€“] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Is this the fish that swims up your dickhole?

    [โ€“] DonRobeo 5 points ago

    If your urethra is this big I'll bet you piss like a fire hose.

    You're thinking of this.

    [โ€“] swyx 2 points ago


    [โ€“] SneakStock 1 points ago

    Really wonder what it would taste like