Piranhas set for record books?

PUBLISHED: 13:30 19 July 2011

Weston Seaquarium piranha: The biggest - or oldest - in the world?

Weston Seaquarium piranha: The biggest - or oldest - in the world?

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MEET One-Eyed Pete, a creature with a fearsome reputation who is eyeing up a place in the record books.

The red-bellied piranha is one of seven South American giants living at Weston’s Seaquarium, where staff believe Pete is a record-breaker.

At 13 inches long and 12 years old, they even think he could have unwittingly claimed two records – as both the longest and oldest examples of his species in the world.

Attraction manager Christopher Donkin said: “Our aquarium vet, who is consultant to virtually all public aquariums in the UK, has said she believes they are the largest piranha she has ever seen, as have other professionals in the industry.”

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