Goliath Tigerfish

The goliath tigerfish is basically a very large African predatory freshwater fish of the Alestidae family. This large-toothed, highly predatory fish grows to a length of 4.9-feet and a weight of 34-pounds. When hunting, this fish uses the calmer eddies of the rapids to ambush its prey, using its keen sight and hearing to detect prey. When a target is noticed, the fish uses acceleration to chase it down. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more images.

A number of incidents have been reported in The Congo of this fish attacking humans. This seems to be the result of disturbances and flashing objects in the water that makes the fish mistake a human for a large fish. This reputation, combined with its strength, has earned it an almost mythical status among anglers, and it has been called the “greatest freshwater gamefish in the world.” According to locals living near the river, the evil spirit “mbenga” would enter the fish and make it attack people.