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'Testicle Eating' Amazonian Fish Found in US Lake

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A seemingly notorious Amazonian fish has been discovered thousands of miles from home in a lake in the US.

The pacu, an omnivorous fish which has previously made news for its apparent peccadillo for men’s testicles, was found earlier this week by father and son fishing team in Delran, a Philadelphia suburb, New Jersey.

Ron and Frank Rossi initially thought the unusual-looking creature was a piranha but after taking the animal home – and thanks to some research – realised it was a pacu.

Pacu, erroneously known as the ‘testicle-eating fish’, originate from South America but are sometimes kept as pets, according to the US Department of Environmental Protection, and have cropped up in Scandinavia, France and Washington before.

The fish, which can grow up to 3ft and weigh 55lbs in the wild, are omnivores with powerful jaws used to crunch through nuts, fruit and plants.

It is thought that rumours over their testicle eating habits originate from Papua New Guinea, where the fish are known as ‘Ball Cutters’, after two men reportedly died following their castration at the jaws of these creatures.
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Candiru fish scare me more.

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Re: 'Testicle Eating' Amazonian Fish Found in US Lake

Those teeth are oddly human-like.

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Re: 'Testicle Eating' Amazonian Fish Found in US Lake

highly probably dumped by someone that kept it in an aquarium as these fish can really grow bigger by the years so you need a bigger aquarium.
They're afraid of humans though and only eat nuts that fall from trees in the water.
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They changed from herbivore because of mans meddling and introducing them into areas where they decimated their natural foodsources....then in PNG, they became known as the ball cutter.

Jeremy Wade.

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and the Candatu asu...the boring little slithering catfish is scarier to me....regular candaru(spelling) as well.

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look like human teeth...

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Re: 'Testicle Eating' Amazonian Fish Found in US Lake

This story made my balls hurt.

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highly probably dumped by someone that kept it in an aquarium as these fish can really grow bigger by the years so you need a bigger aquarium.
They're afraid of humans though and only eat nuts that fall from trees in the water.
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"They're afraid of humans though and only eat nuts that fall from trees in the water."

Appropriately inappropriate quote for this thread - "'Testicle Eating' Amazonian Fish Found in US Lake" lol

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Re: 'Testicle Eating' Amazonian Fish Found in US Lake

They are kind of cute.

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