There are estimated to be 30,000 different kinds of fish in the sea, possibly more if you consider that we have only explored about 5% of this planet”s ocean.
That”s a trippy thought, but no where near as trippy as one particular kind of fish, the Salema porgy, which if eaten causes hallucinations and presumably an appreciation for the appropriately named band, “Phish”.
The salema porgy looks like a normal fish. They are silver fish with gold stripes and grows anywhere from 6-18 inches long. They can be found on around the coasts of South Africa, Tenerife, Malta and Cyprus.
But don”t be fooled by it”s narc appearance, the salema porgy (also known as the sarpa salpa) can for whatever reason produce visual and auditory hallucinations similar to the effects of LSD and DMT.
Tripping on the salema porgy was actually a popular past time during the Roman Empire, which would explain how they come up with monsters that looked like this.
The reason these guppies are so groovy might be because of their diet, which consists of a special algae Caulerpa prolifera and single cell plankton, both of which are carriers of DMT.
A recent study was done where two men, a 40 year old and a 90 year old consumed the same Salema porgy. Both ended up in the hospital with digestive problems and horrible hallucinations that lasted over the period of 36 hours.
So, yeah, the salema porgy is definitely a powerful drug, but maybe don”t take a barrel of them to Bonnaroo this year or you”ll end up spending most of it freaking out in a Port A Potty.