Red bellied piranhas were found in South America and the Amazon River basin . Their diet is different types of fish, insects, shrimp, worms, crustaceans, and occasional larger animals. The females can lay thousands of eggs. Their family name is called “Characidae”. They are also described as the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. When they are eating, they take chunks out of their prey with their razor sharp teeth and won't swallow. Red bellied piranhas can live 10-20 years and can grow over a foot long and 4 pounds. They were named in 1850. When they’re hunting for prey, they go for the tail and eyes. If people keep threshing the amazon river and our water, they might go extinct.
In the future, the red bellied piranha will probably mate with the different piranhas and can change color and might be a new piranha species.
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