PIRANAH …….. \40 cm specimen\

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There was an era when divers thought these freshwater South American fish were as nasty as sharks.

It was considered \brave\ to swim with piranah! Later it was revealed they don’t attack anything not bleeding or injured, as per sharks in some cases.

Their teeth are almost identical with bull sharks. Triangular also as per white pointer/great white sharks.

This preserved piranah is a large example.

Former **Sydney Sea Hunters** witnessed a school of small leatherjacket turning \cannibal\ (reminding them of piranah) on injured comrades.

At \Fairy Bower\, Manly, the Sydney beach and headland.

**Footnote: Check our other blog. http://www.fathomoz.com Also two experiments there with video blogging.**

FISH EXPERIMENT ………. \star of a Bangkok Hotel\

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We seem to often underestimate intelligence levels of simple creatures.

This beautiful freshwater carp enjoyed our interest and attention late last night when the foyer was otherwise empty.

We ran some minutes of video of him/her in the tank – **then played it back especially for the fish to view.**

The response was not overly dramatic yet to this trained fish watchers’ eye, apparent enough that the species was watching with some puzzled interest.

More ‘experimentation’ required.

I’d expect the scientific community to be skeptical, in time that should change.