The open water can be a very mysterious yet dangerous place to be, housing to many types of marine creatures, some which are literally MONSTERS. You may never know what may lies beneath it, hiding and lurking behind the darker areas of the deep. Some creatures living in these waters has earned the title, “Monster”, as cases of attacks on human has been recorded with some victim even getting swallowed whole. These are the Top 5 “Monsters" you wouldn’t want to swim with. Starting from the 5th:
5. Black Piranha
The name itself would already raise hair and the sense of danger in most people. This Amazonian fish gained it’s fame thanks to Hollywood. Scenes of a group of piranha devouring anything that it feeds on would be horrifying. Generally these piranha reacts only to the sense of blood, some cases shows that the piranha could detect a drop of blood in 200 litre of water. Compile this with noise and splashing is how you attract the entire group to you!
The myth of this fish takes place where the son of an Amazon Chief was punished by the Gods for his disrespectful acts and turned into the fish we now know as the Arapaima. Known by the locals as Pirarucu, the Arapaima can grow up to six (6) feet long (look at your floor tiles, mostly 1 feet each so 6 pieces of floor tiles). It has a striking red flare design near the tail edge which believe is used for courtship. Although Arapaima are not aggressive in nature, but when threatened, propelling wit their bullet-shaped head would knock a person off a boat leading to unconsciousness and eventually drowning to death.
*Also noted that the Arapaima can be found in Jong's Crocodile Farm, Kuching Sarawak. Big ones!
3. Tiger fish
Living in the Congo river, the Goliath Tigerfish definitely earned it the Monster title just by the looks of those teeth! The teeth on the Tigerfish are razor-sharped highly similar to that of a great white shark, coupling with its streamlined body makes it a dangerous hunter of the river. This is one fish you do not want to be in the same water with!
2. The Goonch
The Goonch is a fish that seems to be highly elusive in nature. Not much information has been recorded so far about this fish but however, attacks have been reported where humans are fatally attacked in the Kali River. The serious damage that can be expected from this fish can be seen from the backwards teeth which means whatever it bites, it does not intend to let go!
1. Ikan Tapah
With reported sightings of a fish pulling a cow into the water, this monster can be found residing in our own land, Malaysia. Some noted that the Ikan Tapah can grow up to the size of an adult, which means it lives up to its name as it is told that a big one would be able to swallow an adult whole! Some other cases reported includes attacks on human where parts are bitten off (OUCH) when they are playing in the water. This is one of the most dangerous fish and surely deserves our respect as the monster of our water.
These are just the few of the monster fish out there that we have discovered yet hopefully never wish to discover! D:
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