Big fish is a pride for every fisherman.
But what about the fish that are bigger than a man’s height? This is the ultimate dream for every avid fisherman!
Trout — the big fish of the genus salmon, so it is often referred to as the “Russian salmon”. Its habitat are the major rivers and lakes of Siberia, the Far East and Altai. The predator is able to reach 1 m or more in length and up to 55 to 60 kg in weight. This species is famous for the aggressive and ruthless nature. It is believed that the trout are able to feed their own calves. For this freshwater species there are no restrictions in food. Russian salmon eats literally everything that comes his way.
Catfish — the largest freshwater fish accesata. Inhabits lakes, rivers of the European part of Russia. as well as in Europe and the Aral sea basin. In good conditions this species grows up to 5 m in length and gaining weight 300-400 kg. Despite the large size, the catfish body is extremely flexible. This allows active night predator quickly to produce their own food. There is a misconception that this species feeds only on carrion or spoiled food. But it’s not. In actual fact the main food for catfish are the fish fry, small crustaceans and aquatic insects. The fact that such diet is freshwater fish only at an early stage of development. He later updated with live fish,different shellfish and other freshwater animals. There are even cases when the largest catfish have attacked small Pets and waterfowl.
8. The Nile perch
Nile perch can be found in rivers, lakes and ponds of tropical Africa. It is particularly prevalent in the Ethiopian region. The body of a vicious predator reaches a length of 1-2 meters and weight of 200 kg. and more food In the Nile perch eats crustaceans and various fish species.
The Beluga belongs to the sturgeon family. This large fish lives at the depth of the Azov, Black and Caspian seas. The Beluga may reach weight a ton. The length of the body it will be more than 4 meters. To this kind belong to the present long-livers. The predator can live up to 100 years. Food Beluga preference for such fish species as herring, gobies, whitebait, etc. fish Also loves to eat shellfish, and sometimes preys on seal pups — pups.
6. White sturgeon
White sturgeon is the largest fish that live in North America and ranks sixth in our ranking of the biggest fish in the world. It is widespread in fresh waters ranging from the Aleutian Islands to Central California. The predator grows in length up to 6 m and can gain weight 800 kg. This species of large fish are extremely aggressive. Mostly white sturgeon lives on the bottom. The predator feeds on molluscs, worms, fish.
Paddlefish — a huge freshwater fish that lives primarily in the Mississippi river. Representatives of this species may be found in several large rivers that flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Predatory fish poses no threat to humans. However, he likes to eat individuals of its own kind or other fish. And yet most of those who belonged to this species is herbivorous. They prefer to eat only herbs and plants that usually grow in depths of fresh water. The maximum recorded body length of paddlefish — 221 see The biggest fish can gain weight up to 90 kg. the Average lifespan of paddlefish — 55 years.
Carp is a large omnivorous fish. This species inhabits almost all freshwater ponds, reservoirs, rivers and lakes. The carp prefer to inhabit quiet standing waters with firm clay and slightly silty bottom. It is believed that the largest specimens live in Thailand. Carp can reach a weight over one hundred kilograms. Usually fish of this species live for about 15-20 years. In the diet of carp is a small fish. Predators love to feast on other fish eggs, crayfish, worms and insect larvae. While hunting for this species is typical to kill a large number of small fish, because the carp need food constantly, as it applies to such fish as non-gastric.
The third place of our list of the ten largest freshwater fish in the world is the Stingray. Scat is a beautiful predatory fish, which can be found both in tropical seas, in the waters of the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in fresh water. Most fish of this species are common in Asia. Inhabit the slopes and the shallow, and depth. The most gigantic specimens reach up to 7-8 m in length. In this case, the slope may gain weight up to 600 kg. Feed on large fish preferentially echinoderms, crustaceans, molluscs and small fish.
2. Mekong giant catfish
Mekong giant catfish live in fresh waters of Thailand. It is the largest representative of its kind and therefore it is often considered and studied separately from his relatives. Body width Mekong giant catfish sometimes reaches more than 2.5 m. the Maximum weight of this species is 600 kg to Mekong giant catfish Eat live fish and small freshwater animals.
1. Alligator Gar
Alligator Gar (armoured pike) is a real monster. This giant fish with exotic-looking woman lives in fresh waters of the rivers in the Southeast United States for over 100 million years. This species was named because of its elongated snout and double row of fangs. The alligator Gar has the ability to spend time on land, but not more than 2 hours. The weight of the fish can reach 166 kg. Three meters is a common length for individuals of a given species. Alligator Gar are known for their ferocious and bloodthirsty nature. Feeds on smaller fish, but recorded numerous cases of attacks by predators on humans.