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Red-bellied Piranhas

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by SILVERTRINITY24, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. SILVERTRINITY24

    SILVERTRINITY24 New Member

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    Hello, Wanting some advice on keeping these fish! How big a tank would you recommend? Looking at a minimum of 120l .. online advice seems to be conflicting!!

    Have read up around them quite a lot, however any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you
     
  2. Colin_T

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    You want a 600+ litre tank (6 foot long x 2 foot wide x 2 foot high) for them. They occur in groups when young and regularly kill each other. If they are stressed or confined in a small tank you get 1 or 2 dominant fish that kill everyone else.

    They aren't the best fish for captivity and are easily startled. You need good filtration and they can't have any other fish in the tank.
     
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  3. Back in the fold

    Back in the fold Fish Addict

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    It's up to you but I'd forget Piranhas. They really are a challenge to keep successfully. But if you can pull it off they are cool.
     
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