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11 years ago

Mekong fish, a lucrative alternative to bangus and tilapia?

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Mekong catfish, popularly known in Davao as “pangasius,” is a fish that naturally grows from the Mekong river delta. Thinking of the local “hito,” Mindanao fish growers easily relates to it. (davaotoday.com photo)

A strange fish circled its way around the narrow confines of an aquarium that attracted crowds around the Vitarich booth in a recent Mindanao investment forum here. It had the head of a catfish, which reminds Mindanao growers of the local hito, but with the flat body of most saltwater fish. According to the posters that Vitarich posted on the wall, this catfish can grow as big as a shark.