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Is the Algerian Gorilla Fish Real or Fake? Giant Creature’s Viral Photo Debunked

At the moment, a bizarre picture of a strange creature that goes by the name of Algerian gorilla fish has taken the world of social media by storm! Right now, a large majority of social media users are contemplating whether the Algerian Gorilla fish is real or fake. Many people are pretty sure that the giant creature is not real.

Since the time, the picture of the Algerian gorilla fish has gone viral on social media, people have come up with different theories as well as fantasy stories. As per some reports, the viral picture of the animal was allegedly taken by a man from Central Trinidad earlier this month. In the snap, the man can be seen standing on a canoe while holding the creature in his hands. This creature has a body similar to that of a seal, however, it has large fins and the face of a gorilla. Keep scrolling further to learn whether the Algerian gorilla fish is real or fake.

Here’s everything you need to know about Algerian gorilla fish

Right now, a picture of a man holding a giant ‘Algerian gorilla fish’ is going around in circles on various social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram. The photo was first shared by an Instagram user named @therealtarzann whose real name is Mike Holston. At the time of writing, he has a big fan base on the social networking platform Instagram. He boasts a fanbase of  6.7 million followers on the app,

“What a great photo of this Algerian gorilla fish. This is an adult male they usually get about 3-4 ft but this guy was eating baby whales this winter and had fully maxed out in size!” he wrote in the caption of the post.

The content creator went on to say, “They lay 34 eggs on land and during mating season turn bright red to attract females!” They travel in packs only in September when El Niño is at maximum velocity ..they can live up to 13 years old but if they are circumcised they can live up to 48!”

Is the Algerian gorilla fish fake or real?

The viral social media post has garnered the attention of millions of people from all over the world. By taking one look at the photo, you can simply figure out that the picture shared by Mike Holston has been photoshopped. It seems like the man in the photo was holding something else in his hands.

We must say, the edited image is almost believable, so we are not surprised by the social media users going gaga over the picture. Although, in reality, there is no such fish called Algerian gorilla fish. Now, the image has been reposted by various popular personalities across different social media platforms.

How did the netizens react to the viral picture of the Algerian gorilla fish?

As soon as the Instagram user @therealtarzann shared the picture of the animal on his Instagram feed, it went viral in the blink of an eye. Soon after, a popular Twitter user @rahsh33m posted the picture of the giant creature on his official Twitter page on April 17, 2023. He simply captioned the photo of the creature, “The Hell.” As of this moment, the tweet has garnered 39.6K likes and more than 4K retweets.

Many people have come with funny reactions to the Algerian gorilla fish. Some social media users came forward and even stated some bizarre facts about the strange creature just to play along with the joke. A user responded to Rahsh’s tweet by writing, “@rahsh33m Thats an Algeria Gorilla Fish. They usually reside in the nearby rivers beds during the warmer climates to mate. This is the first photograph i’ve seen of one this big as their usually 3-4ft long. Must be from the climate shifts… also i just made this sh*t up.”

Another user chimed in, “@rahsh33m That is a sea gorilla found in the East African coast of Indian Ocean, they are believed to be endangered as communities believed them to be a bad omen hence the extamination. See more…” Followed by a third user who penned,
“@rahsh33m Sir put that back, idek wtf that is but I know it was not supposed to be found.”

A user went on to say, “@rahsh33m This is the double edged sword of AI technology. It has it’s good(s) for the advancement of technology and the bad aspect to create and possibly incriminate innocent people by superimposing images into negative situations.” A comment read, “Diz one of the anticipated gorila Zumba fishes normally Seen at coast boa near lake Zazuu But normal. I haven’t seen any so huge for the last Data subscriptions. I don’t even know what am saying.”

Another user simply mentioned that the picture of the weird picture was photoshopped. The user penned, ” It’s called…..PHOTOSHOPPED FISH. No human can carry a fish that size. NONE on planet earth after watching “WICKED TUNA” on @DisneyPlus.” If you will look up on the internet, then, you will come across many similar AI-generated images or photoshopped pictures.

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