The Pacu Fish: The Fish with Human Teeth

A fish was discovered in Lubbock, Texas with human-like teeth.

Fisherman Scott Curry was surprised by the incredible fish he has reeled in at Buffalo Spring Lake. It has a set of human-like teeth. 

Scientists identified this fish as a pacu fish, a fish generally found in rainforests. It belongs in the same family as the piranhas, and though they are not carnivorous and aggressive, they do inflict serious bites if you ever do get bitten. So my advise to you, DON’T. In fact, young pacus look pretty much the same as piranhas. Heres how a pacu look like.

If no one told me, I certainly would of thought it as a piranhas. This is just a juvenile pacu. Adult pacus can reach up to 15 pounds. And how did the fish get those teeth? Did an old man drop his dentures and the fish tried to eat it but failed? The teeth are probably just used to crack nuts and other food. But I still think my first theory is more probable :D

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4 Responses to “The Pacu Fish: The Fish with Human Teeth”
  1. zav Says...

    On October 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    You don’t give someone “advise”, you give someone “advice”.

    Pacus are supposed to be leaf matter eaters but I wouldn’t want to risk losing a chunk of my finger.

  2. *Bradshaw* Says...

    On March 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you, Zav. Nice to run into someone online that’s functionally LITERATE. A rare thing these days….

  3. Pwned Says...

    On May 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Throughout the whole internet you managed to land on this webpage and the only thing you were able to take away was a typo?


  4. Erik Says...

    On September 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Bradshaw. That should be “who is” not “that’s” And you forgot “It is” before your entire sentence. People make mistakes on spelling and grammar all the time. I know I do. Build people up. Don’t tear them down.

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