African Tigerfish - Hydrocynus goliath

African Tigerfish - Hydrocynus goliath

The African Tigerfish - Hydrocynus goliath is the worlds largest member of the Characins which consist of all of the fish in the following families tetras, dollars, pencilfish, piranhas. The African Tigerfish is big, powerful, and well armed with big evil looking teeth. These teeth have made the African Tigerfish one of the most sought after exotic sportfish. They lives in the rivers and streams of central and northern Africa.

The African Tigerfish gets its name from the horizontal black bands run along the entire body as much as from the fierce looking teeth it possesses that show even when the mouth is shut.

To add even more to the reputation of this fish besides the size and ferocious look is the fact they despite the large size they hunt in packs just as piranhas do. Luckily they feed primarily on other fish although there are unverified reports of attacks on people.


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