Fight in the Wild Series: Goliath Tigerfish Vs Nile Crocodile

This is the part 10 of fight in the wild series. The 8th part was a mysterious battle between Black Panther and Cheetah, and the last part saw a one way battle between Fox and Wolf.

Part 8 saw Honey Badger victory over King Cobra. The fourth part was a troubled Eagle victory against the larger Vulture.

The 6th part was a battle of the mighty Elephant and Rhino. Part 5 was a wild, wild fight between Western Lowland Gorilla Vs Grizzly Bear. The first part involved a fighting Cheetah Vs African Lion whereas in the second part, we Spotted Hyena wrestled Grey Wolf. The third part was king of a stalemate between Hippopotamus and Bull Shark.

Goliath Tigerfish Vs. Nile Crocodile

Goliath Tigerfish:

The goliath tigerfish is among the most famous tigerfish located in the Congo River System. Here are a few facts you should know about it.

  1. When your title is Goliath, you’d better be one enormous, wild creature, and the Goliath tigerfish lives up to its name. A native of the Congo River basin, Lake Upemba, the Lualaba River, and Lake Tanganyika in Africa, it’s the most prominent member of the tigerfish clan, a fierce predator’s genus pointing, knifelike teeth. 
  2. The Goliath tigerfish has an olive-green-colored back and a shimmering underbelly. But if you see one, what you’ll learn is its mouthful of 32 ragged teeth. Each tooth can be up to around one inch long. The Goliath’s teeth are set at the jaw’s edge — the monster has no lips. And when those teeth slam down on prey, it’s a clean, surgical cut. Those qualities, combined with its muscular physique, make the Goliath a state-of-the-art destruction machine.
  3. Several events have been recorded in The Congo of this fish biting humans. This distinction, coupled with its strength, has earned it an almost mythological status among fishermen, and it has been called the “greatest freshwater game fish on earth.”
  4. It likes stormy waters, where fish who are less sturdy swimmers grapple against the current, rendering them defenseless to attack. It has exceptional eyesight and the talent of sensing low-frequency waves emitted by prey. It usually circles the unlucky fish before striking with the ruthlessness of a piranha. The Goliath has been seen to pounce on a 60-pound catfish and slice it in half. Scary, huh? 
  5. The Goliath’s lifespan in the wild is not confirmed, but they’ve lasted 15 years in captivity.

Nile Crocodile

Crocodiles are giant reptiles on earth. They are closely related to dinosaurs (yes!). They’re apex predators. Crocodiles have one of the most powerful bites of any animal in the world. They have 24 sharp teeth used for killing fish, birds, mammals, and even newborn crocodiles. They can run at a speed of 15mph. Here are a few facts about the Nile Crocodile.

  1. Nile crocodiles are located anywhere with a water source. They like rivers, marshes, lakes, swamps, streams, and dams. They usually favor wide-open spaces to smaller, more crowded ones, but they can make reservations to survive. The Nile River is a freshwater river, and that’s precisely why Nile crocodiles love it so much. Crocodiles love freshwater.
  2. Nile crocodiles are remarkably dangerous. They’re large, bold animals with powerful bites, and they can take down everything from a deer to full-sized hippos. Nile crocodiles are known as “man-eaters” because of their destructive personalities and eagerness to attack anything that falls into their marsh or lake. They aren’t afraid of 250-pound baby elephants, and they aren’t scared of villagers taking a bath in the riverbank.
  3. They can reach a max size of about 20 feet and can weigh up to 1600 pounds.

Let the battle begin:

Goliath tigerfish is one of the most dangerous freshwater fish globally and said to be a much bigger and more lethal version of the piranha. The giant fish has teeth comparable to a great white shark and has been known to attack and hunt down young crocodiles. To keep the balance, we will choose an adult, fully grown version of both our fighters for this battle.

The match between a fully grown crocodile and Goliath tigerfish will be a deadly affair. However, a fully grown crocodile will start by playing the waiting game, and later, plant a conclusive bite to the fierce tigerfish after an intense battle. A fully grown Nile Crocodile will defeat Goliath tigerfish, but not without losing a few pieces of its skin. The clash of two freshwater champions will turn the water red.

Nile Crocodile Wins.

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