A video of a dried catfish resuscitated with just a splash of water has gone viral on the internet, shocking netizens.
A video of a dried catfish being resuscitated with just a splash of water has gone viral on the internet, shocking netizens. In the video, a man can be seen holding and throwing a dried catfish on the ground. He also breaks a part of the dried catfish's fin. Then, he pours a few drops of water into the fish's mouth, and immediately the fish starts breathing. The 14-second clip has shocked netizens.
The clip was shared by Twitter account handle who goes by the name @ Tansu YEĞEN. He captioned the clip, “This fish can hibernate and dry out, but when they come into contact with water, they come to life" again…”
This fish can hibernate and dry out, but when they come into contact with water, they "come to life" again… pic.twitter.com/GA34e3jVBl— Tansu YEĞEN (@TansuYegen) March 22, 2023
Since being shared the clip has garnered more than 2.8 million views and over 17,000 likes.
Suckermouth Catfish also known as pleco is a species of a fish which has developed the ability to switch to a hibernation-like mode.
This means the catfish can survive extreme dried conditions and survive under hardened mud for months until the rain arrives.
Additionally, this species of the fish can live upto 30 hours outside the water, if they store enough in their abdomens.
Notably, the air-breathing freshwater Suckermouth catfish is named after its specialised mouth that resembles a suction cup. It is native to northern South America and mostly found in muddy ponds.
Here are some interesting comments.
Can't believe— Satya Prakash ⚛️ (@sa8ypr) March 23, 2023
Very impressive. What species of fish is that?— Elger (@Elger57005154) March 22, 2023
Throw it back it might evolve into an alien— Carter 📻 (@TroughtonRadio) March 22, 2023
Not when I’ve been craving fried fish these past few days.— Davidi Ohmbra (@iohmbra) March 23, 2023