No Feeding Frenzy Today

While families pick over leftovers and some brave crowds in the shops, we wanted to share a nice quite moment of zen from the... piranha. That's right, those toothy freshwater fish from the Amazon!

Piranha are often associated with feeding frenzies (and we're not talking about the Thanksgiving dinner table). But here at the Aquarium you'll find them peacefully swimming through their Amazon Rainforest exhibit more often than not.

As we learned in this post, these red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) like to snack on insects, worms and small fish. They have been known to bark when there's competition for food, but most of the time they're very "well behaved"—as you can see in the video above!

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