Piranha Fish

Amazon river piranhaPiranha in the Rainforest Facts

  • ┬áThese fish have lived in South America for millions of years!
  • Many piranhas will actually eat each other! it is not uncommon for these fish to take a bite out of one another when they can’t find other food.
  • Piranhas are not likely to attack you unless you mess with their eggs or nest. There are very few cases where these toothy critters have actually attacked a human.
  • Piranhas are frequently eaten by people in the Amazon rainforest. They are usually served on a banana leaf with tomatoes!
  • These fish are attracted to blood and erratic movements, so next time you are swimming in water with these fish it is best to move slowly and not splash.