02-26-2012, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Adamson
I started cycling another 55 gallon aquarium a few days ago. I am doing the shrimp method, I threw 3 large raw shrimp in the tank with the filter going. I am guessing it will take about a month to cycle, does this sound right?
Anyways, my original plan was to put a red belly piranha in there, maybe two or three if they are small juveniles.
Looking around, I was wondering what my other options for aggressive fish might be.
I have found that the following may be interesting options:
Red Belly Piranha
Red Devil Cichlid
I am leaning towards getting a few little Red Bellies, as I have heard they are fun to watch grow and can be pretty aggressive.
Any suggestions? After reading I find that the tank would probably be too small for the Red Devil and Piraya.
I would get more than 3 piranha. I think they seem to work better in larger packs (although more expensive to feed). One of my mothers friends kept 2 red bellies and one eventually ate the other one. It was about a 50-70 (coulg have been bigger...i dunno it was a tall tank) I forgot I was a while ago (it was a hexagonal tank- beautiful). She ended up giving it away to the pet store because of a power outage (it would have died if she didn't...sad)
Thats about all I know man. As long as you keep them fed, they look awesome. The local Super pet has a tnak of about 6-8 piranhe (i forgot exacltly how many) I can take a video for you and ask them about the piranha :)
Last edited by Termato; 02-26-2012 at 10:12 PM..