What is a piranha fish?

Known as a ferocious freshwater fish, the Piranha is a small to medium size fish native to lakes and rivers in South America. Some have been found to inhabit warm bodies of water in North America and in the Kaptai Lake in Bangladesh. They are infamous for their razor sharp teeth and extremely powerful jaws.

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What does piranha eat?

Piranhas are aggressive predators that lurk in vegetation and ambush and chase prey. Their diet consists mostly of insects, mollusks, crustaceans, worms, small fish, and some plant matter, but they often feed in large groups to kill larger prey like capybaras. Piranhas have few predators in the wild except man.

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Have piranhas killed humans?

“They may attack other live fish or animals, but they will eat dead flesh whenever it is available,” he said. Nevertheless, attacks do occur and have been known to be deadly. In 2022, four people were killed in three separate attacks by piranhas in Paraguay.

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