After the success of last weeks guest blog post, I asked my brother (Webmaster and Internet Marketer extraordinar) if he had any other fish related stories from Bangkok. He told me he had video footage of a Chao Phraya Catfish feeding frenzy. So I asked him to upload the video to the Perry’s Aquatic Youtube Channel, add it to my site and write a little about it.
So here’s the story, morning glory… if you enjoy it or the video, remember to leave a comment below! : ) Thank you!
Catfish Feeding Frenzy on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
It was late on a Sunday afternoon and I’d been pounding the pavements of downtown Bangkok (it’s a long way from Lincoln!) for a fair few hours and was in dire need of a drink. As I was heading towards the Central Pier to take a boat home I passed a Wat (a Buddhist Temple) and could see they had some stalls laid out selling food and drink. If you’ve ever been to Asia you now the street food is very tasty and extremely cheap (Wayne doesn’t pay me a lot!) so I doubled back and headed into the courtyard of Wat Worachanyawas.
I got some (arroy) yummy noodles and a cold drink and ambled through the shaded courtyard towards the Chao Phraya River. On reaching the river I walked down a small pier that was unusually busy. Everyone there it seemed had bought a large bowl of fish food and where throwing it into the river. I looked down and there they were… hundreds upon hundreds of Chao Phraya Catfish or Pla Tepa as they are know locally and Pangasius sanitwongse in the Latin (Don’t you love Wikipedia?).
The Chao Phraya Catfish is a freshwater fish that can grow up to 100cm in length and is a member of the shark catfish family. It’s a native species of the mighty Mekong River and the Chao Phraya River and is white to grey in colour with black tips on it’s elongated fins. They also look very hungry and like free food!
So that’s about it! I shot a few minutes of video because I knew Wayne would like it, hope you did too.
Now while Wayne is playing with his Marine and Tropical fish, I’m going to get a cheeky plug in!
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OK, that’s the end of the plug and end of the post! Enjoy the rest of the day! Laa Kawn.