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Fish Originating From The Amazon Surfaces In Kota Kinabalu Lake

It weighed more than 100kg!

fish originating from the amazon surfaces in kota kinabalu lake

Image via Twitter

A giant fish weighing more than 100kg was found afloat in the Tun Fuad Stephens lake in Bukit Padang in Kota Kinabalu.

 

The fish, measuring about 2.4m in length, was identified as an Arapaima, a native of the Amazon River.

 

Arapaima is said to be one of the world’s largest freshwater fishes and can grow over nine feet.

 

After the photo of the fish went viral on social media, a number of locals begun questioning if the once protected lake was now open for fishing.

 

Mayor Datuk Nordin Siman reaffirmed that under the City Hall management, fishing was not allowed at the lake.

 

The Fisheries Department officials and the Borneo Maine Research Institute at Universiti Malaysia Sabah are working to find out the cause of its death.

 

The main question here is, how did the fish end up in the lake? Did it swim all the way from the Amazon?

 

As of now, Mayor Datuk Nordin said that there could have been a fish breeder who released the fish in the lake a long time ago.

 

Info via The Star

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