Friday, December 6, 2013

Fact of the Day: Piranha Cousin

While neon tetras are known as peaceful fish popular for tanks, they are a member of the Characidae family of fish. Which makes them a distant cousin to the aggressive piranha fish of South America. 

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  1. I wonder if they're carnivores.

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    1. they are, most of the flake flood they eat is usually some kind of mixture of worms or shrimp

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  2. So don't mess with the Neons because they'll put out a contract on you with their cousins?

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  3. Well they're certainly prettier than piranha and good thing they're more peaceful too.

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  4. At least they won't eat me, hopefully

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  5. Another interesting fact. They are so pretty. I once had a fish, but when it died, no more. It was not as colorful as these.

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  6. Interesting, but by this philosophy I'm related to Zulu warriors.

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