Arapaima found in Southeast Asian river


A large Arapaima - native to the Amazon in South America - has been discovered in a river in Malaysia.

The fish, measuring over 6ft in length, was discovered under the Sungai Johor bridge on Monday, reports the Malaysian Digest. Unfortunately it was already dying when it was found.

Locals wonder if it escaped from a private fishery during huge floods almost a decade ago, or if it was released into the river because its owner couldn't take care of it.


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Posted by Malaysian Digest on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Arapaima, which can grow up to 10ft in length, is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world.

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