How many fish are in the Mekong River?

Is it safe to swim in the Mekong River?

Despite concerns about competiting in the Mekong’s murky waters, organizers were keen to point out that while there is always a slight risk associated with swimming in rivers, the cloudy waters of the Mekong are a result of fine sediment floating in the water, rather than high levels of pollution.

Can a catfish eat a human?

In October 2008 another large catfish was caught in the Great Kali river, between India and Nepal, and it was claimed to have started eating swimmers. This monster was called a Goonch and it was about 1.8m/6ft. … Conclusive proof that giant catfish have eaten humans has yet to be found!

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