Good pet, because it is very flexible when it comes to traveling, as it can travel on land, water, and fly. It has pretty good stamina while doing multiplied damage to fish. The saddle take 75 chitin or keratin, but if phiranas are a problem, this is a solution.
As a beach bob, piranhas killed me several times. All my gear sunk to the bottom of and I was unable to fect them before it all despawned.
Now whenever I need to fish, I land in the swamps with my Pela and just watch the piranhas die in masses.