|dereks ||04-22-2008 11:47 AM |
Altering Color in Piranhas
I've heard you can darken piranhas as they get older by giving them a meaty diet of frozen foods, does anybody know a good frozen food for this?
|bettababy ||04-23-2008 01:46 PM |
I've never heard such a thing. Piranah have such a varied diet to begin with, anywhere from smaller feeder fish, crayfish, even mice as they get large enough... (they like live foods) and in all my years of piranah care, I have never seen a specific type of food alter their color.
What will alter their color is stress, changes in water quality, maturity, and spawning.
|dereks ||04-23-2008 02:00 PM |
Thanks for the reply. Do you think maybe the temp could change the color?
|bettababy ||04-23-2008 02:18 PM |
Yes, temp fluctuations will also change their color... that is an indication of stress. The water temp should be stable at 76 - 78 degrees for piranah.
Both shrimp and krill will bring out reds and oranges.
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