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The biggest perch in the world

The Nile perch (LatesNiloticus), from the order Perciformes, also known as the largest bass, is very valuable in quality.

Features of the structure

Several prelucrata head, the jaw protrudes forward, the fins are rounded. The color of the scales is silver with blue. The perch meat is lean, white, texture is soft. Mild fishy smell, used in baking, frying.

The biggest perch in the world is truly gigantic dimensions: 2 meters in length, 130 kg of weight . Perhaps, it is the largest freshwater fish. These dimensions allow to dominate the habitat. A curious fact is that the Nile perch displays its children in the mouth. This provides them a high survival rate.

Habitat

Nile perch were originally inhabited lake Victoria and Tanganyika . Today it is widespread in many African water bodies, e.g. rivers Niger, Congo. Anglers called lake Nasser as the best place for perch fishing-giant.

High demand for Nile perch as a pet in artificial ponds. This allows you to earn on fish farming, despite the fact that farmed the instances on the qualities while somewhat inferior to wild counterparts. A proliferation of fish farm, a grade for recording breeding Nile perch. The nurseries are located worldwide, making it available for industrial use.

Popularity among the sportsmen-anglers due to the large size and peculiarities of behavior.

From big perch make excellent trophies . This allows the regions where it is widespread to get additional income.

Nile perch weighing 113 kg .

Behavior

The Nile perch is a predator that feeds on other species of fish, crayfish, aquatic insects . Aggressive behavior towards other inhabitants of reservoirs has endangered the species diversity of the lake fauna. Perfectly responds and perch with artificial lures, making fishing for his interesting and successful. The most attractive specimens are caught using trolling.

Africa is attractive for fishermen from all over the world, few can resist the prospect to catch a giant among fish world. And those who get caught, will not be able to remain disappointed.

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