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53" Bull Dolphin Full Mount Fish Replica
This gorgeous 53" Bull Dolphin full mount is in stock and ready to ship. These pictures are of the actual fish you will receive. This piece is extremely realistic, including custom painted eyes on both sides of the head, artificial mouth gum line texture and skin texture that was captured during the molding process. Everything that is viewable when up on all the wall is finished.
Bull Dolphin Mount Painting Schedule
We painted this bull dolphin to look "lit up" and alive as if it was swimming on your wall. Dolphin fish, also called Dorado or Mahi Mahi, normally depending on your geographical location, are one of the most sought after gamefish in the world. Their excellent table fare, exciting bait crashing bites, and fairly easy catch ability make them a preferred target for many offshore anglers. Colors on dolphins normally include yellow, greens and blues and can also include hues of gold and bronze and many iridescent colors and don't forget the spots, sometimes a couple dozen, sometimes hundreds. The pictures you see in this listing are the actual pictures of the fish replica you will receive. On this replica we really focused on a blue and yellow theme with not much green at all.
Once you place your order, our packaging team will carefully package this fish mount to ensure a safe journey from us to you. We are proud to boast a less than 1% damage rate but should for any reason this fish mount arrive to you less that 100% perfect, please let us know right away and we will remedy the situation accordingly.
Bull Dolphin Fish Mount Installation Process
Our easy to hang bracket arrives already attached to the backside, balance point of this fish mount. After removing this fish mount from the packaging, hold up the fish mount up on the wall where you would like it to live and then mark the spot where the hanger is on the wall. Then drill in a screw or hammer in a nail and the bracket will easily hang on the nail or screw head.
Questions? Contact Us
Mount This Fish Company team members are ready to help whether you have questions or are ready to place an order and would rather do it over the phone. Give us a call at 321-403-6677 or email us at our General Email Address.
- Realistic, Lifelike Features
- Easy To Clean
- Easy To Install - Attached Wall Hanger
- 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
- Indoor/Outdoor/Dockside Use
More About Mahi Mahi
Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado or Dolphinfish, is a sea creature that stands out in the world's vast oceans for its unique, vibrant coloration and impressive speed. Belonging to the Coryphaenidae family, it is found in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. This fish is known for its beauty, speed, and as a culinary delight.
Mahi Mahi possess striking physical attributes. The males, known as bulls, are easily recognizable by their prominent, square-like foreheads and their broad, slender bodies. On the other hand, females, known as cows, have a more rounded head. They can reach up to 1.5 meters in length and can weigh up to 40 kilograms, with males typically being larger and heavier than females.
Their bodies shimmer with vibrant hues of blues, greens, and gold, and their dazzling, iridescent scales can change color when the fish is out of water or when it is excited, offering a fantastic display. The body color can range from a bright blue-green to a golden shade on the sides, with a mixture of metallic blues and silvers. This radiant coloration helps Mahi Mahi blend into their oceanic habitats and is an adaptation to their surface-dwelling lifestyle.
Habitat and Behavior
Mahi Mahi are pelagic fish, meaning they inhabit the open ocean rather than areas near the shore. They prefer warm, tropical, and subtropical waters, often found near the surface in water temperatures between 20-28 degrees Celsius.
These fish are known for their agility and speed. They are powerful swimmers, capable of reaching speeds of up to 57.5 kilometers per hour. They tend to be solitary or move in small groups. However, they occasionally form larger schools, particularly around floating objects like buoys, debris, or seaweed patches.
An interesting characteristic of Mahi Mahi is their growth rate. They are one of the fastest-growing fish species, reaching maturity at around four to five months old. This rapid growth makes them resilient against fishing pressures.
Diet and Predation
Mahi Mahi are voracious carnivores. They primarily feed on small pelagic fish such as flying fish, mackerel, and squid. However, they are not picky eaters and will consume a wide variety of prey available in their environment.
In the ocean's food chain, adult Mahi Mahi are near the top. However, they still fall prey to larger species like marlin, sharks, and larger tuna. Their vibrant coloration, speed, and agility, however, offer them some protection against these predators.
Mahi Mahi and Humans
Mahi Mahi hold great significance for humans, primarily due to their commercial and recreational value. They are a popular target for sport fishing due to their size, strength, and spectacular aerial acrobatics when hooked.
In terms of commercial importance, Mahi Mahi is a prized catch for many commercial fisheries worldwide due to its high demand in the seafood market. Its firm, flavorful flesh with a slightly sweet taste is savored in various cuisines, often grilled, broiled, or used in fish tacos and other seafood dishes. Its skin is also used to make leather products in some parts of the world.
However, their popularity has led to concerns about overfishing. The rapid growth rate and early maturity of Mahi Mahi do provide some resilience against these pressures. Yet, maintaining sustainable fishing practices is crucial to ensure the continued abundance of this beautiful fish.
In conclusion, the Mahi Mahi is a truly fascinating creature - both for its unique physical attributes and its ecological role in the ocean.
*Exceptions include custom painted replicas including made to order custom replicas including custom flamed replicas and Half Sided Series replicas when wanting to return because of not knowing it was a Half Sided Replica. All of our Half Sided Series replicas are clearly described as Half Sided Series replicas and we can not except returns based on the customer not taking the time to read the descriptions. NO returns, refunds or deposits refunded on orders invoiced with International ship to addresses.