This science game helps children to learn key facts about the Piranha. The piranha is the stuff of many myths and legends. Separate fact from fiction in this game.
What is a Piranha?
What is a Piranha? It is a round-shaped fish with a red underside. Gray and silver-scaled, the head is grey. It has strong muscles and its lower jaw is strong. It has three rows of sharp teeth. Piranhas are capable of biting and shearing with amazing force. Its fleshy lips can also be hard and thick, making it prone to causing severe damage.
Piranha can be found in freshwaters of the Amazon basin, Uruguay and Essequibo rivers in South America. Although piranhas do not live in the United States, there are aquariums that have brought them over to the country. It can survive in temperatures as low 50 degrees Fahrenheit but it is unlikely that it will establish breeding grounds there. This would make it too cold for the fish to survive in freshwaters.
A species tank's primary purpose is to house several individual piranhas. A species tank is necessary to keep several piranhas in isolation. Piranhas hunt in groups so it is difficult to keep a single specimen. It is possible to breed piranhas, and raise thousands of fry. Multiple tanks are necessary to breed piranhas. You should always separate your fry from their parents when breeding. It is vital to provide live food for your fry, since larger piranhas might eat them.
The species determines the diet of Piranha. The diet of Piranha species depends on the species. They may not eat cow but they will eat shrimp and other mammalian food. These foods are high in calcium and carotene, which are important for the fish's color. It is essential to remove the Piranha's head and tail before you prepare food for it. You can also cut worms in your own garden if there is no fish shop nearby.
Piranhas don't need fast food, but they do eat fish and small amounts meat. Because they slow rot in water, greens are a great choice for a Piranha's diet. A small amount of vegetables might be sufficient for your piranha. However, the piranha might not consume the whole portion of the vegetables.
A six-year old girl was killed by a piranha after she was bitten by one. The grandmother and the girl had flipped a canoe into a river in Brazil. The grandmother managed to rescue the children but was unable reach the six year old. She called the authorities, and a group from the community helped to search the river for Adrila Muniz. They were unable, despite their best efforts to save the girl. According to the lawyer for the family, the piranha attack was a tragedy and not an isolated incident.
However, the media love to exaggerate piranha attacks. Piranhas often attack when they are in stressed situations and competing for food. Brazil was the site of one such attack in 2015. According to the coroner's report, the girl had been partially eaten by the piranhas. Postmortem, the bites weren't visible and were therefore not that serious.
Scientists have examined the dentitions of pacus and piranhas, two species that share a common ancestor. Scientists believe that the two species developed a mechanism to replace all of their teeth in one quadrant, allowing them to chew on hard plant material. The mechanism is logically explained by both species. They replaced all the teeth in the same quadrant to support grazing. It is unclear if this mechanism was created to support grazing, or to allow the carnivorous Piranha to shear prey.
The teeth of the Piranha are extremely sharp. The teeth measure approximately four millimeters in length and are interlocked in a triangular pattern. Their jaw muscles make up approximately two percent of their total body weight. Their teeth can eat through small prey and one shake of the head can kill them. Piranha usually has 20 teeth. They have a longer length than their top teeth. Their lower jaws are shark-like and have a sharp underbite.
Red Belly Piranha, a predator that eats prey's bones, is dangerous. The Red Belly Piranha freshwater fish is one of the most loved. It can be found in aquariums all over the world and has been featured in many Hollywood films. It is highly sought-after for aquarium use. Because of its unique appearance, the Red Belly Piranha is a very popular fish in aquariums. This is how this fish looks.
Piranhas, a tropical fish, can grow to be anywhere from 20 to 30 centimeters in length. Their bodies are darkened with dark spots and they grow quickly. They turn black as they age, which is their mourning color. They can easily bite off a stick or finger with their razor-sharp teeth. If you plan to purchase one for your aquarium, it is important to be vigilant.