Real Life Monsters of the Day: Watch a Guy Feed a Bunch of Piranhas in Brazil

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Note to self: Don’t go swimming in Brazil.

Joao Antonio Cruz Junior recently uploaded a video to YouTube of him feeding some piranhas in a river.

It looks pretty calm until he tosses in a hunk of meat, and then all hell breaks loose.

Watch as these water demons tear their food to shreds, and then never go anywhere near this place ever because they will ruthlessly kill you and gnaw on your bones.

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Surgery of the Day: Fish Receives Fake Eye to Fit In with Tankmates

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A copper rockfish at the Vancouver Aquarium developed cataracts in his eye and had to have it removed. The sad little one-eyed guy then retreated to the bottom of the tank and was constantly picked on by his tankmates.

To help save him from the abuse, head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena recently performed surgery to give him a prosthetic replacement.

"Without an eye, the other fishes would act aggressively towards it for appearing sick and weak," the aquarium wrote on its blog.

They put the fish under anesthesia before the procedure, seen above.

After the surgery he seemed to fit right back in with the others.

"Ever since we put in the prosthetic the fish is right back in the mid-water column, interacting with other fish," Haulena told Global News. "He's more robust. Everybody, including the fish, seem a lot happier now."

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Animal of the Day: Terrifying Black Seadevil Caught on Video for First Time Ever

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You've probably heard of anglerfish before, otherwise known as "nightmare fuel of the sea."

The females, which have fangs and long rods attached to their heads with light orbs, were featured in this scene from "Finding Nemo."

It's very rare for anglerfish to be seen in their natural habitat, and one species in particular, the black seadevil (also called Melanocetus) has been even more elusive… until now.

Scientists with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have captured what they are claiming is the first ever video footage of a black seadevil 2000 feet below the surface of the ocean.

For an example of how disgusting these things are, this is how they mate:

He bites her gelatinous flesh, living as a parasite and never letting go. Their tissues and blood systems fuse with the females'. Her body feeds him food and oxygen and provides the necessary hormones to survive.

Awwww… cute!

This Fisherman Just Found an Unusual New Buddy

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Forget Fish Ladders, We're All About the Salmon Cannon Now

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This Kind-Hearted Dog Tries to Rescue a Fish Out of Water

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Mink Steals a Fisherman's Fish

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