A fish farm owner has revealed how one of his stock has survived without a face or eyes after a fight in its pond in south west China.
Grim footage of the fish shows it swimming around with large chunks of its head missing after they rotted and fell off at the farm in Chengdu, in Sichuan Province.
Its owner – named as Mr Liu – said discovered the zombie fish when he went to feed his stick on 18th October.
Mr Liu said the faceless fish was left with no eyes and no mouth after a fight but was miraculously pulling through just fine.
He filmed its decaying state the day he discovered it and then filmed it again two days later to show that it had already been recovering as its flesh has apparently begun to grow back.
He posted the footage on Douyin – the Chinese version of TikTok – and dubbed the survivor a ‘magic beast’.
One user under the handle ‘Yuan Xiaobao’ jokingly commented: “It’s normal to live without a fish head. My husband has lived without a brain for more than 30 years.”