TIL that in the Amazon basin, locals catch a species of catfish. Not to eat, but to dry out and use as firewood. The fish is thus called the “Firewood Catfish”.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewood_catfish

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  1. I kept one of these in an aquarium. It was voracious and tried to eat anything that moved. I suspect they’re trying to cull the numbers of these fish to allow more desirable food fish to thrive.

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