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post #1 of 6 Old 07-19-2009, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody keep piranhas?

I've seen them at my lfs a few times, silver with black spots on the tails (not sure what species). I know they get big, but are they a hardy fish or no?
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-19-2009, 10:48 AM
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They are very hardy fish,but they are also schooling fish.Red bellies can grow up to a foot long,so if you have a small school of them,at least 6,you will need a big tank.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-20-2009, 08:00 AM
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Dont do it Herky!.............IMO, a very boring fish that needs alot of room and tankmates of his own kind..............If your looking for a predator fish, go with some other type of American cichlid........More personality and alot more active than pirahnas
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-24-2009, 08:19 PM
I agree stay away from piranhas
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-01-2009, 07:58 PM
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if like a cat or dog maybe a child or fool stuck there hand in or something like that would they be attack or is this some tale

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-01-2009, 09:51 PM
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And they just hover in position...pretty boring fish, IMHO. I was just at SeaWorld and they had a HUGE tank of these fish and they barely moved.

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