Arapaima – A British adventurer anglers caught freshwater fish “giant” when fishing in Middle River Essequibo River, Guyana, USA.
Fish are named ‘Arapaima’ is, arrested Steve Townson using piranha fish as bait.
Arapaima has a weight of 68 kilograms. “Arapaima is one of the largest freshwater fish and strongest in the world,” says Townson.
According to him, to be able to master the fish, the angler should be extra careful. In particular, the type of fish ‘Arapaima‘ was protected by the state where the fish are located. “And I am proud to capture and see firsthand,” said Townson.
As one of the most sought fish in South America, Arapaima often caught using nets for export.
As a result, the current number of Arapaima with a length exceeding two meters are rarely found in the wild.
Apart from its large size, Arapaima also have distinctive properties that reliance on the surface to breathe air.
Besides having gills, he also has a bladder that has been enlarged and modified for swimming. This allows Arapaima extract oxygen air.
Arapaima so often in the condition of hypoxia (lack of oxygen due to the difference in height) on the plains of the Amazon. Every five to 15 minutes Arapaima will come to the surface to take air. Arapaima