Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Killer Fish in Malaysian Lake?

Star newspaper reported that a giant fish may be the cause for the death of two men at Kenyir Lake in Terengganu recently.
This giant fish on the left is the suspect killer fish now (pic obtained from Mega Fishing Thailand). This fish is known as Aparaima Gigas or Kenyir monster as mentioned by the locals.

Apparently, a man on a fishing may have fell of a boat and drowned. The boat could be bumped by the giant fish till the man fell into the lake.

A man who saw the situation jumped in to rescue but disappeared into the lake ?!?!?!?!?!???!!?

Such aparaima gigas could grow up to 5 meters and weighh about 200kg. Just imagine the size of it.

Or could this be a similar case like the Loch Ness monster in Scotland? Always mentioned in the media or sighted by locals/tourists but could never be found.

Or the death of the two men was just a hoax to draw more tourists to Kenyir Lake itself. You'll never know what people could do just to get their business up and running again.

Reading: Giant fish sightings in Kenyir Lake - Star
Tags: Aparaima Gigas, Kenyir Lake, Kenyir Monster, Giant Fish, Killer Fish

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Anonymous DC said...

If I'm not wrong, that fish in the picture is a araipaima, the largest freshwater fish from the Amazon.

I think the aquarium outside Giant at JB have a couple of this fish on display a few years back when I was there.

But what is it doing in a Malaysian lake? Perhaps it was someone's pet until it grew too large and had to be release into the lake...

10 July, 2009 08:50  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

DC - yeah this type of fish is generally found in south america. how it got into our lake ..... thanks to some people hehe

11 July, 2009 00:39  

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