Martin Glatz, a professional fisherman who was fishing with his twin brother Oliver in the Netherlands, was shocked after catching an astonishing bright yellow whale catfish.
Large species native to lakes and rivers across Europe weigh around 130 kg and can reach 2.7 meters in length if they survive to maturity.
However, leucism, a rare genetic disease that results in a decrease in the amount of melanin in the skin and hair, is said to have been found in the fish that Glatz caught, causing bananas to turn yellow.
Leocysts find it difficult to hide and survive in the environment because the coloration makes the coloration so vivid and bright that predators can easily see them.
Glatz took the fish out and was taken aback by it that he dropped it back into the water, but he succeeded to take a picture with it. The list of the biggest fish found in freshwaters around the world includes this enormous species.
“I’ve never seen a catfish like it before and I’m still in awe of it,” Glatz said of the fish. Glatz hoped the fish would grow even larger despite their already impressive size.