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this p has a little black birth mark or something. im not sure what he is. it was sold to me as a red. what do u guys think?
 

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Yeah man, your pix came out too dark. From the looks of it, you have a red.. but then again, from what you said about the birthmark on the gill section, it can be a Caribe.
 

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i thought maybe hes a mix or something. theres no dark spot on his shoulder tho.
 

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you can see the mark in the 1st pic and in the 2nd pic. thats how big it is. i dont know how u guys cant see it cause i can. but it would help if it was a little more clear
 

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on my 2 smaller reds you can see faint humeral spots and they are definately natts that is also a natt
 

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Natts usually have the same humerall spot that Cariba have, although you definately cannot see it as clearly. It is normally very faded and barely noticable, although it is there if you looking for it. George had pictures of tons of Natts with obvious humeral markings on them during one of his trips.
 

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ok thanks but i want to know what that black spot is from or what it is.
Melanophores are pigment (black) cells which cluster to make spotting other other attributes of your piranha.

This is harmless. Your fish is not P. cariba and it is atypical to find a faint blemish (humeral spot) on P. nattereri. On your fish the blemish is on the opercle, hence, melanosphore pigment (blemish).
 
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