The Red Piranha, also known as the R.CARIBE in the NES version, is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy. It appears in all the river areas in the world, sometimes occasionally alongside Piranhas, or the enemy White Croc once the party obtains the canoe from the Circle of Sages in Crescent Lake. It is the complementary palette swap of the Piranha, having green fins and a red body. It has more HP than its counterpart, and has some Defense. It is also stronger because it does not have a Thunder weakness. However, it is still relatively weak.
[view·edit·purge]A piranha is an omnivorous freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers known for their sharp teeth, powerful jaws, and voracious appetite for meat. However, it is a misconception that they will attack anything that so much as dips a toe in the water. They usually feed on dead and dying animals. In Venezuela, Piranhas are known as caribe.