Goliath Tigerfish-Hydrocynus goliath
Found in rivers and lakes connected to the Congo river basin in Africa. The Goliath Tigerfish
waits for a challenge. In its final form the Goliath reaches 5’ in length(152cm) and 150 lbs (68kg).
The average weight of a 19-year-old male human is 152 lbs. Teenagers are scary enough, but imagine one with a mouthful of knives screaming and swimming at you underwater. That’s the Goliath Tigerfish.
These bad boys(and girls) live to kill, and kill to live. They’re so powerful that they choose to live in and around fast-moving or turbulent water; where other fish struggle and falter in the current. Using its keen eyesight and hearing, the tigerfish can easily identify struggling prey above the roar of the water. When another fish meets the Goliath’s criteria for battle, it will first circle, analyze, then strike. They’ve been known to cut a 60lb (27kg) catfish in half.