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Herky 07-19-2009 10:35 AM

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?

fishbum 07-19-2009 10:48 AM

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.

Fishin Pole 07-20-2009 08:00 AM

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

Guppyluver4ever 07-24-2009 08:19 PM

I agree stay away from piranhas

bary trotter 08-01-2009 07:58 PM

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

aunt kymmie 08-01-2009 09:51 PM

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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