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MARIOPARTY53 08-31-2008 04:22 PM

Firebelly Pirinah with other fish?
 
Like other breed of Piranahs, or needle fish, oscars etc....Would it be ok?

Pasfur 09-01-2008 11:25 AM

Speaking for personal experience.... No.

My friend and I set up a 400 gallon system in his basement. We added 6 Red Belly Pirahna, along with a number of other large fish, such as Oscars, Tinfoil Barbs, Jack Dempsey, etc.

The other fish did not survive longer than a week or two. They were literally ripped to pieces. Just shredded. And watch your fingers, because these Pirahna are downright mean fish and WILL BITE, similar to a marine Triggerfish.

If you were going to give this a shot, I would suggest adding large armored catfish, and perhaps adult size Leporinus, which are native to Pirahna waters. But I can't support the idea.

Oh yes, be careful in transport. This is not a species you want to pick up with your hand, as I also learned the fun way!! LOL

MARIOPARTY53 09-01-2008 11:32 AM

ok thanks, I thought needle fish might be ok becuase they have theeth

Mustang Boy 09-05-2008 08:24 PM

one more question how big a tank are these guys going in

okiemavis 09-05-2008 08:33 PM

Most fish have teeth...that's no so much the question. I'd say the needlefish (Ctenolucius hujeta) is not a suitable tankmate because they get 28" long. It's not a suitable fish for anything but a monster sized tank.


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