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its me again
i dont now were my chinese or siamese fighting fish so i am going to start a new one...
my dad sed it would be fun to get piranas so i wanted to now if they selled the real big piranas
theones that can eat a cow in 3 mins...
well how big is your tank? theres a couple of diff kinds of paranas and then theres a pacu that gets 24" there a breed off of paranas.
my tank isery big
it can fit nore than 20 fish init easy
i tis big
How many gallons is it? What are the dimensions? Please give us as much information as possible.
I don't suppose a 10 gallons tank would accommodate even a single piranha.:dunno:
You'll need 150 gallons to fit 6 piranhas. They do best in shoals rather than being alone. Let alone their being big poopers which will need a very powerful filtration system.
And the theory of them eating a cow may be true but that applies only if the cow has wounds which will most likely trigger them to attack. Piranhas don't attack until their prey has blood to attract to.
Another thing, their reputation of attacking humans is far from true. They are actually shy and will attack only if provoked.
Many countries ban such fish and you are living in a country banning piranhas, there's no way for you to obtain them. And neither will it be if your tank is not large enough for accommodations.
I hope I've been helpful, and Blue, I wasnt trying to argue with you, just shed some light on our misunderstood friend, the great piranha. Good day to everyone! :D
I'll cite discus as an example. If you want to keep discus, 10 gallons per fish is the rule but that will not mean you can get away with one discus n a 10 gallons tank. 10 gallons is still far too small and some fish like socializing, not to be isolated. So for 6 discus, 55 gallons is the minimum recommended.
I'm not trying to discredit you for this but piranhas eat a lot and filtration has to be sufficient. A small tank would require almost overfiltration which is not often advisable and several water changes.
40 gallons is the minimum for a single piranha but I'd prefer keeping them in a larger tank instead of cramping them in a small tank.
sry i didnt see you said a "small" tank
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