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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Piranha

With a strange blend of Hollywood fantasy and reality keeping many myths about Piranha circulating, it’s time to set the record straight. The Piranha has a rather aggressive and dangerous myth to it, in actual fact is is very wary of humans in the water. Nonetheless, many people have questions, and hopefully, we can set […]

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How Long Can a Piranha Go Without Eating?

In contrast to most people’s interest in Piranha relating to the feeding frenzies, it is interesting to note how long they can go without eating. There are periods in the wild when there is food scarcity which makes this is a relevant question. In short, anecdotal evidence suggests they can survive without food for around […]

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The Piranha Bite

Given its reputation and rows of razor sharp teeth to be used in attacking prey it’s natural to wonder about the bite of a Piranha. How worried should you be dipping a finger into the water? In short, as a scavenger and omnivore, the Piranha is equipped with a row of finely serrated razor sharp […]

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27 Fascinating Facts About Piranha

With many myths surrounding the Piranha fish, you may be wondering what the real truth about them is. It is an enigma of a fish, with many falsehoods circulating as myths around the internet. In short, they are mostly omnivorous fish that exist in the Amazon basin primarily, with a preferred diet of fish, insects, […]

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Piranha Facts for Kids [Child Friendly Information]

Piranha fish are fascinating creatures and there are many myths about them, In reality, a lot of the information has arisen from Hollywood films and been exaggerated, or underwritten by misinformed claims. This has done a great disservice to the Piranha fish. While not being a cuddly looking animal, it is certainly not the frenzied […]

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The Piranha Life Cycle

Wild Piranha fish inhabiting inhospitable environments are both prey and predator during their lives. Living in the harsh Amazon basin, their lives are a struggle to stay one step ahead of nature. Briefly, the Piranha fish goes through the same stages as any fish during its life cycle. The eggs are fertilized by watchful parents, […]

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Where Do Piranhas Live?

Whenever you investigate the Piranha, a natural question is whereabouts would you find these fish. They are world renowned as a predator fish, but where are they naturally found? In short, they are not found equally distributed around the world. Unless in tank aquariums or zoos, they are exclusively indigenous to the Northern part of […]