Goldspotted Tetra (Hyphessobrycon griemi)

Also known as Griem's Tetra, Goldspotted Rio

Description

Also known as Griem's Tetra, Goldspotted Rio.

Found in schools over coastal rivers.
They feed on crustaceans, plant matter and worms.
Length - 2.9cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread South America

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.org/summary/10653

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