Namespaces Article Talk. Tales of candirus attacking people were first recorded in the scientific literature nearly years ago. This fish was mentioned in the book The Codex by Douglas Preston, too. Suddenly you feel it. It is also possible that the movement of liquid out through the orifice attracts the fish. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with:.
This tale has been told everywhere:
Candiru – The fish that can swim up your penis?
When he approached Samad, he was presented with photos, a video of the procedure and even a preserved specimen. Exhibition of specimens, and remarks upon the habits of the Siluroid Vandellia cirrhosa. Combined with the fact that swimming up a tiny orifice would almost certainly be a death sentence for the little fish it would seem slightly puzzling why it might behave in such a way. I have been in some of those scary rivers too. According to Gudger, this lends credence to the unlikelihood of the fish entering the male urethra, based on the comparatively small opening that would accommodate only the most immature members of the species. Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch. Of course maybe this guy was another John Holmes….