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Barry Bath

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Barry grew up in Johannesburg and knew from a young age that he had a true love for the African bush yet it was only after spending several years in the corporate world in Europe, followed by a two year sabbatical of traveling ...

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Very interesting article! Catfish are impressive predators indeed

Barry, thanks for the interesting post! That catfish is really amazing, and that’s the first we have heard of it. We learn something new with every Londolozi post!

Barry, loved the photos🤗

It was very interesting to read smth apart from iconic beasts of Africa, thanks for the article.

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Thanks, a great article.

Good story Barry, yes it is alarming that winter is on our doorstep and pools are drying up. I always feel so sorry for the fish, hippos and crocs who live in the water. What about those birds and animals that feed on fish, how do they go about getting fish now that the pools are drying up. I love the fish eagle and the sound that it makes. Good characteristics about the cat fish that can absorb oxygen through the air and through their gills from the water.

Great story, Barry, and great pictures.

The African Sharptooth Catfish is an amazing fish to be able to use both gills and lung like organ is amazing. It’s amazing to me that they can use their pectoral fins to travel across from one area that has dried up to another watering hole or bury itself with mucus until the rains come again. The adaptations that this species has is totally fascinating.


a fascinating read Barry👌🏻💕I certainly learnt a lot more about these resilient fish ! I keep saying this but… isn’t nature just so remarkable at adapting to whatever comes their way ‼️

Cool article Barry! Fascinating to learn about the predatory catfish!!

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