If you were to go into a pet store and ask to look at the fish you would not expect to see something like a pirhana behind the glass however with all the different types of pirhana there are some very hearty breeds which live well in a tank. Although these fish look as if they are just harmless fish they do in fact have lots of very sharp teeth in their mouth which is capable of stripping a man’s flesh to the bone in a matter of minutes. The pirhana is usually found in packs of fish which catch monkeys and other animals which fall out of trees. There is nothing to big or too small for the pirhana to handle which rush in swimming very fast and taking mouth sized bites out of the flesh of anything that is still moving plus whatever floats to the bottom of the river.
Even though these fish are fast and deadly they also have to share the waters with other fish because without the other fish the eco system would fail. This is a strictly fresh water fish found in the jungle waters of South America. Even though there are several species of the pirhana only of few of these are deemed typical pirhana because they need a certain type of teeth to make the grade. The real pirhana has a constant thirst for flesh until it is full and then you could put your hand into a tank full of then and they would not bite you once. The old Tarzan tales used to have a lot of Pirhana shots which was a typical way of killing off the bad guys in the story. This happened on more than one occasion on the show which was a hit TV series back then. There has even been a Pirhana movie made which was a B grade thriller.
The Pirhana is found in the Amazon basin which is a big body of fresh water bound together by hundreds of entwined rivers and waterways. Within these waters you need to tread very carefully because the pirhana may not be near you when you get in but if it catches you there is no chance of getting out. Around ten inches long these fish can grow bigger in size and can also be used as a source of food if the local South American people have nothing better to eat. The red pirhana is attracted to the scent of blood just like a shark is and can devour a person in no time at all.