Bitesize's sprite from Donkey Kong Country
|Homeland||Donkey Kong Island
|Leader(s)||King K. Rool|
|Enemies||Kong Family, Enguarde|
|Game(s)||Donkey Kong Country
Bitesize are piranha-like aquatic enemies found in all of the underwater stages of Donkey Kong Country except for Croctopus Chase. Despite their very small and innocent looks, they are actually as strong as a Chomps or Chomps Jr. when it comes to strength; one touch kills a Kong or hurts Enguarde. In fact, the fish share the same weakness: Enguarde's reliable sword-like bill. As an underwater enemy, name and size is the only real difference in threat to Donkey Kong. Bitesize often appear in small pairs, casually swimming in the water levels. Bitesize do not target the Kong and either swim right in front of them.
The Bitesize has sharp pectoral fins, a curved dorsal fin, and a rather pointy caucal fin. The generic Bitesize has a red belly and a green upper body. It has black pupils.
In the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country, various Bitesize of different colors are found in several challenges at Funky's Fishing. The fish come in red, blue, green and yellow palette swaps, whose objective was to catch groups of the same color. There were also flashing rainbow-like Bitesizes, which essentially served as wildcards and would count as any color.