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Piranhas love broccoli

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Bildungsroman, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. Bildungsroman

    Bildungsroman Madberater

    May 8, 2002

    30-Pound Piranha Outgrows Its Welcome
    Tank Weighs More Than 2,000 Pounds

    POSTED: 7:19 a.m. EDT June 3, 2002

    OXFORD, Ohio -- Annette Buskirk has grown very attached to her pet fish.

    Unfortunately, it's getting a bit big -- and has quite an appetite.

    The Oxford, Ohio, woman is the proud owner of a 30-pound piranha named Pacu.

    But the fish keeps on growing and eats three meals a day so Buskirk, who lives on Social Security, is trying to give it away. She's tried one aquarium, but it already has piranhas.

    Pacu eats a wide variety of foods, including potatoes, broccoli, cantaloupe, liver, frogs and fish. Buskirk says, "It feels like I'm living with Jaws."

    The piranha's tank dominates her living room, weighing more than 2,000 pounds with gravel and water. Link to story
  2. xcrewman

    xcrewman Desk Jockey

    Jul 18, 2001
    Death Valley, CA
    Piranhas...are they good eating?

    filet fish comes in mind.

  3. That one's good AT eating, at least.

    Just dump it at the old swimming hole.

  4. ubimow


    May 13, 2002
    Oh my good Lord! That thing could eat a dog in 1.2 seconds!!!! Hope there are no small children around!;G That woman is crazy!
  5. Opie

    Opie Misanthropist Millennium Member

    Jun 28, 1999
    Southwest Indiana
    The name says it all, that is actually a Pacu. They are not agressive like Piranhas are. They are from the same family and look damn near like one though.