Arapaima (Arapaima gigas)

Arapaima fishing ThailandName: Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) or Pirarucu 
Status: Introduced.
Many fishing lakes and resorts have now stocked the Arapaima (Arapaima gigas). These monster fish are originally from the Amazon basin in South America.
They are very hard-fighting and immensely powerful fish. However they are very delicate and should always be treated with respect. The Arapaima (Arapaima gigas) is one of the largest predatory fish species in the world. Adult fish can grow to 4.5 meters in length  200kg in weight.
Dreamlake: Not currently stocked.
Arapaima fish in Thailand. Arapaima fishing in Thailand.