Giant 14ft 800lb stingray is the biggest freshwater fish ever caught with a line and rod
Halibutboy Flatface stashed this in Fishing
I know from giant fish, but this thing is a MONSTER.
It might be the world's largest freshwater fish.
Oceanic Manta Rays reach almost 3,000 lbs!
But that's not freshwater.
What eats a ton and a half of manta rays? Is it whales or is it schools of smaller fish?
Killer whales and sharks ...cookie cutter sharks!
Mantas get the oceanic equivalent of a mani pedi:
Mantas visit cleaning stations on coral reefs for the removal of external parasites. The ray adopts a near-stationary position close to the coral surface for several minutes while the cleaner fish consume the attached organisms. Such visits most frequently occur when the tide is high. In Hawaii, wrasses provide the cleaning; some species feed around the manta's mouth and gill slits while others address the rest of the body surface. In Mozambique, sergeant major fish clean the mouth while butterflyfishes concentrate on bite wounds.:160 M. alfredi visits cleaning stations more often than M. birostris.:233 Individual mantas may revisit the same cleaning station or feeding area repeatedly and appear to have cognitive maps of their environment.
Coral mani pedi sounds like fun!
It's your dream to just float somewhere and have little fish groom you, huh?
Yes! Yes! That is my dream!!