Official Biggest Freshwater Fish Records Holder
It's official! The new world record holder for the biggest freshwater fish is the Giant Mekong catfish (Pangasius gigas). The biggest one ever captured and measured was caught in Thailand in May of 2005.
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The fish in the photo below was captured by some fisherman where the species is considered endangered, but can still be caught with special permits. The fish was turned in to the Department of Fisheries where the eggs and sperm are collected from these rare giants and harvested for a captive breeding program to keep the species alive. No wonder Mekong River of Thailand is full of mystic. Read about the
Nong Khai Naga Fireballs phenomena of Mekong River.
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