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Red Bellied Piranhas?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by tightrope10, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. tightrope10

    tightrope10 Member

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    how many can be kept in 55 gallons, what temperature, and what do they eat?
     
  2. Fishy friend2

    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

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    I'm afraid a 55 isn't big enough for a school of them :good:
     
  3. tightrope10

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    oh wow never mind...any other kind of piranha?
     
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    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

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    I'm afraid not. Sorry
     
  5. MBOU

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    Possibly a single black piranha, you can't keep them together at all. Depends on the dimensions of the tank really. You are looking at incredibly shy, lazy, inactive (and personally I think very boring!) species of fish that's going to get a foot long and need vast amount of filtration.
     
  6. simonas

    simonas stuck between a rock and a fish tank

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    I kept 9 red bellies in a 150g tank they were about 5 inch or so and they were inactive boring and hard to maaintain as the water levels were high due to the waste they exude so lots of maintenance needed
     
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    My Dad used to have them, I'm not getting into tank sizes!!

    From what you usually read about Pirahnas, they eat pretty much anything meat based, including your fingers I imagine if you're not careful?

    They're pretty inactive, plus produce a lot of waste.

    But who am I to judge, it's your tank, the idea of keeping Pirahnas seems pretty good :) in terms of numbers, i dont know, but good luck! :)
     
  8. tightrope10

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    Eh, never mind.
     
  9. Fishy friend2

    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

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    what about serpae tetras, they look like bright red mini piranhas to me
     
  10. SaraP1878

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    I have 4 in a 55 gallon tank but they are just babies. Will need to up grade, rule is 20 gallons per fish.
     

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