Candirus...evil catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by LadyValea1, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. LadyValea1

    LadyValea1 New Member

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    I'm reading "The freshwater Angler" fishing for catfish.
    and they talk about a tiny South American cat called Candirus..
    It said they are the only fish that can parasitize humans
    They have a habit of entering the human genital opening, of either a male or female and worming their way up into the urethra where they erect prickly spines on their gill covers, embedding themselves with the body of their human host. ..It said many victims die in angony..

    I've never heard of a crazy dink catfish...I sure don't want to go into the water!!! anybody every experience this??:crazy:
     
  2. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I want no part of that!!!
     

  3. LadyValea1

    LadyValea1 New Member

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    I did a search....and they are also called Vampire Catfish!!!:crazy:
     
  4. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    The stories about these little catfish are scary enough to keep me in Oklahoma!:roll_eyes:
     
  5. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I read about them in a book I got at a book fair about all sorts of interesting fish like that. the natives will use the juice of some upripened fruit to drive them out (gotta drink it). its said if you pee from the bank they'll follow the trail to where your standing. they normally feed by going into the gills of the fish and bite off the gill material for blood. hence the name vampire fish.
     
  6. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I'll stay in the U.S. Nothing crawlin up my private area NO THANK YOU!!:crazy:
     
  7. whiskerlover

    whiskerlover New Member

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    Now I have to wear a cup when i fish?!! Geeeez...
     
  8. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    just wear pantyhose and dont pee in the water.
     
  9. THRowSOmeStink

    THRowSOmeStink New Member

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    I think I will stay home on that note. No more taking a leak in the water hehe
     
  10. Gator

    Gator New Member

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  11. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I have heard, of those catfish. I think people need to stay out of the water. I wonder do they bath in the river?
     
  12. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Tina,
    I don't believe any creature is inherently evil.
    But in this case I would certainly say they are somewhat misguided:wink: :wink:
    ...W
     
  13. loki1982

    loki1982 New Member

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