In this episode of Bill's Top 5, Jr. Reporter Olivia Bee helps me nail down the Top 5 Amazon RIver Monsters!
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Number 5 - The Wolf Fish
Also known as the Trairao, these fish can grow up to 3 feet long or 1 meter - and weigh up to 40 pounds or 18 Kilos. They're cousins of the Piranha and they've got the teeth prove it! Fisherman often come home with broken equipment after fishing for THESE monsters.
Number 4 - The Vampire Fish
Sometimes called Payara, these fish are Infamous for their humongous teeth. In fact, their fang teeth are so long, they have holes in the upper jaw just so they close their mouth. They use these giant teeth to impale their victims.
Number 3 - The Arapaima
Known as the pirarucu in Brazil, this South America giant is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. They actually breathe air, and have scales so tough, not even Piranhas can bite through them. Some reach lengths of more than 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh upward of 400 pounds (180 kilograms).
Number 2 - The electric eel
One of most surprising things about this monster is - it’s not really an eel. It’s actually a knife fish, more closely related to Catfish rather than true Eels. They get their ability to jolt you with up to 900 Volts of electric shock through several organs that make up four-fifths of their body. This shock is strong enough to stop a human heart and there have been reports of people being killed by these monsters.
Number 1 - The Piranha
Now, we move on to one of the most well-known and most feared fish in the world - the Piranha. There are actually two different types of piranha found in the Amazon - the Red-bellied Piranha and the Black Piranha. The Black Piranha, weighing up to over 8 pounds, is much larger than the Red-bellied Piranha, however, the red belly is general considered the most dangerous. And that’s the one you see in most of the movies…