The main prey for this little parasite is the catfish. The candiru swims inside its gills, and then spines in the candiru's head hold it in place while it sucks blood from its host. But that isn't what is so horrific about this toothpick fish. It's what it does to humans...
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Ouch!As I always told my swimmers in lessons, always leave the pool.ReplyDelete
I heard about this but didn't know what they called the nasty parasite.ReplyDelete