There are many fish found in the Amazon river throughout South America, but I'd like to concentrate on 5 of my personal favourites, the Peacock Bass, Arapaima, Pacu, Piranha and Payara. First of all then the beautifully coloured Peacock Bass, this wondrous fish packs quiet a punch for smaller species that finds home in the Amazon river, these Bass are predatory fish like nearly all Bass and prefer hunting in schools as they travel the tropical rapids of the Amazon, smaller fish are preferably on the menu for this little snapper, they are also on the menu often themselves are a renowned for a unique and quite beautiful taste. The Arapaima the largest fish in the Amazon and they are big, matching even the Amazon River Dolphin and Crocodilians that reside in the river, they have a ferocious appetite and are not scared of anything so not scared of anything that there favourite happens the be the world famous and incredibly dangerous Piranha. Known for there torpedo shaped body and red colouring on the tail this fish is surprisingly slow for there streamlined body shape but this by no means this creature should be underestimated, feared by the locals and Piranha these beasts truly are one of natures scary shocking spine tingling beauties. Pacu are also known as Cachama these fish are quite surprising though they may look like one of your worse nightmares and resembling the dangerous Piranha but they prefer eating well healthy although they eat smaller fish and snails they'd rather eat some good old fruit and locals know this so they use fruit to catch these, they have a tangy taste, meanwhile these are actually quite placid but they can pack quite a bite. Payara are fish that are restricted to one small basin of the Amazon River, they live near the Rio Tapajos. Payara are a ferocious looking fish with a mean appetite devouring smaller fish and impaling them where their famous teeth. Although not actually a beauty this fish is one many would love to catch.