Of course 2020 would be the year that I first learned about the eel-tailed catfish.
Attacks are usually made by the male eel-tailed catfish during breeding season, reports the NSW Aquaculture Association, and can take one of three forms the barbed slash being the most dangerous.The male eel-tailed catfish will pitch its fins and spines, and slash its target as it rushes past them at high speed.

"After the slash, we had to warn a few people," Ms Birks said. "My three-year-old has only just gotten used to the water.