The National SEA LIFE Centre is home to a shoal of 45 Red-bellied Piranhas. Red-bellied Piranhas are found in the Amazon River. They are predominantly meat eaters with very sharp teeth and strong jaws for tearing through flesh. Despite their fearsome reputation Piranha attacks on humans are almost unheard and surprisingly enough, in the Amazon, they are a very important food source for native tribes.
- Our Piranha love meat and get steak every Friday as a special treat! Come along and watch our Piranha feed!!
- Our Piranhas are 7 years old and almost fully grown. They came to the centre in 2004 and measured 4-6cm in length. 6 years later and our largest Piranhas measure 30cm in length!