Ikan Piranha Merah in Malay
What's up guys! My name is Razor! I'm the meanest piranha in my pool and I can usually be spotted by looking for the chubbiest piranha around.
Me and my buddies were brought in from South America, since were fingerlings. We were really small back then, but ever since we've had a taste of Malaysian food, we really can't stop eating. Now even the smallest of us have grown to the size of a man's palm.
Interesting Facts about me
Although we look really cute, we can work up quite an appetite swimming around and posing for the camera. I don't suppose you knew that we actually have really poor colour vision. But interestingly enough, we have a very strong reaction to the color RED. We piranhas don't kill our prey. We're usually so greedy and hungry that we just start eating our victims alive. I guess that's why legends have made us sound so ferocious.
By the way, Aquaria KLCC is the only organization in Malaysia that has been granted the permit to exhibit or own us.
Where can you find me in Aquaria?
Once you've entered the entrance you can see our big tank. You won't miss it.
Size & Weight
I'm currently 12 inches and can grow for up to 16 inches in total length.
My favorite meal would include fish, crabs, shellfish, seeds, vegetables, and sometimes big chunk of animal flesh like cow liver.
Habitat & Range
I live in the warm rivers of central and southern South America east of the Andes and including the coastal rivers of the Guyana's, Surinam and Brazil.