The giant snakehead (Channa micropeltes) is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful freshwater fish in the world. Reaching lengths of up to 6ft and a maximum weight of almost 70lbs, these are truly monsters of fish. The giant snakehead is not only the largest member of the snakehead gang, but also the most violent. In Southeast Asia, there are stories of this fish attacking people unprovoked, especially during the breeding season. Snakeheads are also air-breathers. The fish will come to the surface, lift its head up, grab a mouthful of air and then submerge. This allows the fish to survive in stagnant areas where oxygen levels are low. It can even walk on land, using its soft pectorals to drag itself to new locations. It’s said a snakehead can survive out of water for up to 4 days.