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Tigerfish

There are several different species of Tigerfish including Hydrocynus vittatus, Hydrocynus forskalii and the massive Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocynus goliath). These fish have sharp and VERY large teeth that look more like they came from a shark than a freshwater fish. Tigerfish are often found in places like the Congo river and in particularly Zimbabwe.Tigerfish are arguably the most fierce freshwater fish in the world rivaling the Piranha. These fish can reach mammoth sizes, the record Goliath Tigerfish of the Congo was 45kg! As you can imagine, due to their extreme appearance and large size they are a dream for anglers around the world. Tigerfish are notoriously difficult to catch, and are considered to be one of the best fighters and jumpers pound for pound. Tigerfish are said to hunt in packs like the Piranha, they are known to rip their prey apart piece by piece with their razor sharp teeth. There have even been unverified reports of attacks on humans! If you are one of the lucky people to ever catch a Tigerfish, you can prepare them a couple different ways. They are often fried or baked, but have a few more bones than some other fish fillets. To see this amazing creature in action check out the videos below of a African Tigerfish...




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, who else wants to catch one?!

Bili said...

that thing looks prehistoric! Cretaceous to be thorough. It looks like Xiphactinus... scary bloody fish. Do you reckon it could be a descendant of a close cousin of one of those boisterous carnivorous Cretaceous fish?

Anonymous said...

i want to cathch one too! but i'm so small it might tear me to shreds.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Look at the mouth on those things. This sounds stupid, but the top one makes me kinda want to see what it'd be like in my aquarium

Anonymous said...

Naw Tigerfish is a bastard; he rolled my mate for his phone down at Bayswater station with a knife.

Also heard he beats up on his girl friend when he gets on the gear.

Anonymous said...

No, tiger fish do not hunt in packs. They are completely solitary.

Anonymous said...

No, tiger fish do not hunt in packs, they are solitary.

Anonymous said...

They do hunt in packs on occation, watch River Monsters, He witnessed it, the catfish would pushthe baitfish out of the reeds and they teamed up with the tigerfish andwent to town, massive freshwater feeding frenzy

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