12-01-2010, 12:48 PM
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Photos of my Piranha
Here's a couple of pics of my Piranha, the jury is still out as to the exact species but it's either Serrasalmus Marginatus (Spotted Piranha) or Serrasalmus Compressus (Compressed Piranha)...both very similar species and this one shows characteristics of both. Without having the location of it's collection it's going to be hard to make a definite identification. I'm not particularly fussed either way, he's a great little Fish to have.
In case you're not familiar with them they are solitary species unlike the red bellied Piranha that most people associate with the name Piranha. They will kill other tank mates, including their own kind so must be kept alone. They survive by taking chunks out of larger Fish's fins and body, they will also eat smaller Fish and the parasites that are on other Fish...usually red bellies.