Freshwater Fish / Characins / Payara
 
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1 | Submitted by F Hall. The Payara is a Sabre Toothed Tiger Fish that has two large fangs on its lower jaw that have led to its common names of Vampire Tetra and Vampire Characin. One look at the mouth of this fish and there will be no doubt that it is a vicious carnivore. The two main lower teeth are so long that there are holes in the upper jaw for them to fit into. They are fast and aggressive feeders and usually swallow their prey whole, but will sometimes chop them into smaller, bite-sized pieces. They get large too, so if you want to keep one as a pet, be prepared to have a very high feeder fish bill!  
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Camera: Canon EOS 20D | Date: 04-08-08 | Resolution: 3504 x 2336 | ISO: 100 | Exposure Time: 1/60s | Aperture: 5.6 | Focal Length: 46.0mm | White Balance: Auto white balance | Flash: Flash fired
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