Acquired: Online breeder / seller,
Worked with fish (didn’t own)
Posted Jul 15, 2015
This has to be one of my all time keepers. It is a monster, reaching over two meters long and over 70kg. They eat whatever fits in the mouth and not just among the fish. I`ve seen big Som (thats what we call it) grab a duck from the surface and there is plenty of videos on youtube, showing them eating pigeons.
They are prize bounty for any fisherman and quite popular in ponds. They will eat practically every fish they can fit in its mouth, usual fish to keep with are big carp and big grass carp. When you buy this fish its all cute and small and if you buy same size carps at the same time they will grow together.
I have mine in a small lake and still get to see them often. They would come to the shore to take food. There are hundreds of small rudd, chub, tench,... and my monsters are still always hungry. They take pellets, sometimes from hand.
I hope they get to those two meters soon, they are halfway there now.