What it looks like: Red piranhas feature a distinctive red belly, with the rest of their body being grey with sliver-flecked scales.
- Piranhas travel in shoals to protect themselves from predators.
- They have a reputation for being a ferocious predator, despite mainly being a scavenger.
What they eat: Insects, worms, crustaceans and fish.
Where they live: The red piranha is native to South America and can be found living in the Amazon River Basin, coastal rivers, north-eastern Brazil and basins of the Paraguay and Parana.
Habitat: Red piranhas reside in white water rivers and freshwater streams and lakes.