Also known as Flagtail, Flagtail Characin, Flagtail Semaprochilodus, Flannel-mouth.
Found in large schools over freshwater rapids of rivers.
They feed on algae, detritus, micro organisms.
Length - 28cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Marowijne River Basin
Same family as Piranha's
Piranha's have a fearsome reputation (because of James bond 007) as a voracious predator that can strip flesh off bones in minutes, although they have razor sharp teeth they are in fact quite timid scavengers. Ref: http://www.fishbase.se/summary/Semaprochilodus-varii.html