Did you know?
They mainly eat other fish, but will also eat fruit, seeds and some crabs.
They are named for their red or orange caudal (tail) fin.
They live in the rivers of South America.
It's a slow-moving, bottom-dwelling fish that is thought to attack prey by probing and ambush. They are a generally a peaceful fish but are well known for their huge mouths and appetites!
Amazon Flooded Forest
Delve into the mysteries of the tropical freshwater habitat featuring Black pacu, an enormous vegetarian relative of the piranha