Piranhas: What You Need To Know About The Fish You'Re About To See In Your Fish Tank (And What You Should Know About Them)
Piranhas are often shown in adventure movies as ravenous and ready to bite in jungle rivers. Only a few people have ever been eaten by piranhas. Of the more than 30 piranha species, only the red-bellied piranh is the subject of most of the man-eater legends. Piranhas pose little danger to humans, but they are a danger to native fish species. Many states and countries restrict importing, breeding, or even keeping them in aquariums. They can be found in various states within the United States. However, they are not ideal aquarium fish because they are natural predators. They need a quiet habitat with places to hide. They should not be kept with other fish, even their own species. . . .