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Top 10 Aggressive Aquarium Fish

Top 10 Aggressive Aquarium Fish


Aquarium hobbyist often make the mistake of
keeping wrong tank mates that often fight or kill the other fish. It happens when you keep an aggressive fish
in the aquarium. Aggressive fish are often carnivorous and
eat other small fish in the tank. You may be keeping this aggressive fish for
fun or not knowing in the first place that they are aggressive. So here are the top 10 aggressive aquarium
fish that you need to know. Number 10, Arowana
Arowana are freshwater bone tongue fish as you might already know. They can swallow fish or other creatures that
are smaller than their mouth size or that fits in their mouth. Arowana are carnivorous and surface feeders. They originate from South America and often
called water monkeys because they jump up to 6ft above water to catch insects and other
creatures. Arowana species typically grow to around 2
to 3 ft. in captivity and are aggressive fish that eats smaller goldfish, insects or even
small rats. Number 9, Redtail Catfish
Redtail Catfish are another extremely popular fish in Amazonian themed exhibit where they
are housed with another such large fish like Pacu or similar larger catfish. They can grow to large size very quickly and
are best kept in aquariums of 2600 US gallon or large outdoor ponds when they grow to adult
size. Redtail Catfish can easily swallow common
tetras when juvenile and when they grow up they can swallow fish that fit in their mouth. Number 8, Oscar Fish
Oscar fish are another aggressive fish in the list. They lay to claim an area of the aquarium
and will be very aggressive towards other fish encroaching on their newly established
territory inside the aquarium or lake. The species uses a suction mechanism to capture
prey and reported to exhibit laying on side mimicry to approach its prey. Captive Oscars generally eat fish food designed
for large carnivorous fish like crayfish, worms, and insects (such as flies, crickets
and grasshoppers). Number 7 Paroon Shark
Paroon Shark or giant pangasius are also aggressive fish that are critically endangered. Full-grown adults can reach 300 centimetres
(9.8 ft) SL in length and weigh up to 300 kg. Juveniles and adults feed on crustaceans and
fishes. So they need large aquariums or pond and are
kept with large tank mates because any smaller fish that fit their mouth will be swallowed
by the Paroon Shark. Number 6, Alligator Gar
Alligator Gar are the largest species in the gar family and among largest freshwater species
in North America. Reports suggest they can grow up to 10 ft
that is 3 m in length, and weigh as much as 159 kg. Alligator gar are relatively passive, seemingly
sluggish solitary fish, but are voracious ambush predators. They lunge forward, and with a sweeping motion,
grab their prey, impaling it on their double rows of sharp teeth. Number 5, Wolfish
As you can see wolfish are another aggressive or predatory fish that can eat other small
fishes in the aquarium. Their mouth are full of rows of sharp teeth
which they uses to capture the prey and eventually swallow them as a whole. Here you can see how it is positioning the
prey fish and swallowing it and Fish could just say lol from the mouth. Number 4, Snakehead
They are valuable as a food source and have become notorious as an intentionally released
invasive species. That is they cause destruction in large number
and the absence of natural enemies gives them apex predator status. Each spawning age female can release up to
15,000 eggs. Since 2002, it has been illegal to possess
a live snakehead in many US states, where they are considered a destructive invasive
species. They are aggressive fish and attack and eat
smaller or larger fish in the aquarium. Number 3, Vampire Fish
Vampire Fish or Payara is an aggressive aquarium fish. This predatory fish is found in the Amazon
Basin in tropical South America. The payara, which is also sold as the saber
tooth barracuda, vampire fish, vampire tetra, or saber tusk barracuda, is a popular species
for large, aggressive aquariums. It requires a large aquarium and can only
be mixed with relatively large species, as smaller will be seen as potential prey. Number 2, Goliath Tigerfish
It is African freshwater predatory fish found in Congo River basin. It is carnivorous fish, feeding on any fish
it can overpower. It is very aggressive even when it is juvenile. Goliath Tigerfish can grow to 1.5 metres and
weighing as much as 50 kilograms. A number of incidents have been reported in
The Congo of this fish attacking humans. According to locals living near the river,
the evil spirit “mbenga” would enter the fish and make it attack people. Now that is very strange. Number 1, Red-bellied Piranha
Number 1 in the list is Red-bellied Piranha. Through media influence, the red-bellied piranha
has developed a reputation as a ferocious predator, though this is not actually the
case. They are a popular aquarium fish. However their jaw bone is packed with razor
sharp teeth. In groups of about 30 or more they can eat
a whole chicken in a minutes. These fish also attack fish or animals larger
than themselves and are so considered as highly aggressive fish. That’s it for this video I hope you liked
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100 comments on “Top 10 Aggressive Aquarium Fish

  1. Where do Oscars fit in this Equation, I could name 10 other cichlids that would kick the sh#t out of and Oscar Starting with the Dovii, full grown red devil , Midas , Buttikoferi, Just for starter's You have a great list but Oscars, come on bro, Been a cichlid keeper for 30 yrs Plus.

  2. Sir I want vampire & red bellied piranha fish will you help me to get this fish , m living in India is it possible to get this fishishes in India? Possible then contact me on my number sir 7507008160

  3. In terms of Aggression there is a lot of species that deserved to be on this list: 10)peacock bass 9)midas cichlid 8) oscar cichlid 7) jaguar cichlid 6) Jack dempsey cichlid 5) snakehead 4) Red Devil cichlid 3) texas cichlid 2) goliath tiger fish 1) wolf fish (Hoplias/Traรญra)

    I owned most of them and the wolf fish is a solo to keep fish that attacks hand fishnet and plastik water extractors… my black wolf killed my dempsey and oscar or chopped their whole fins completely off so they swam uncoordinated around till they were eaten up by him. And the cichlids were larger…

    NEEDS TO BE KEPT ALONE!!!

  4. I disagree for one simple fact timing of juvenile fish is everything I have keep 98% of the most true aggressive freshwater buddies together and learned that it depends on time of their introduction to one another you can have almost anything with one another some of whatโ€™s on this list is a prime example

  5. So none of these fish are aggressive. They are all predatory. Thereโ€™s a difference. Now get back to the customer service call center.

  6. Couldn't even watch the whole video with sound…his accent is like being water boarded!!๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ

  7. Nice video but I disagree with your list. First, nobody should keep an alligator gar, red tailed cat or Goliath Tiger. Second how could you leave a Fahaka puffer off the list? You want an aggressive killer that has personality and stays at a manageable size, look no further.

  8. Some of these fish arent aggresive like the redtail. The redtail eats whatever can fit in its mouth. They dont really just start attacking fish lol

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