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: Re PIRANAS I NEED some pointers

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by babydoll, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. babydoll

    babydoll New Member

    ok so im getting a few piranas with my bf the one's we have looked at at different sizes one is about 4 inches and the others are just babys
    my questoin is can u put the larger one with the babys or will there be a bit of a feeding frenze? and does anybody have any advice about them?
  2. gravity

    gravity New Member

    How big is your tank, and how many fish are you thinking about adding? Piranhas are social fish, but if there are too many fish in too small a tank, they will indeed kill each other.
  3. babydoll

    babydoll New Member

    hmm ok well my tank is large. lol it took 16.5 large ice cream buckets to fill it so big
  4. babydoll

    babydoll New Member

    :m16: well the dimentions are roughly
    3ft across
    2ft high
    and about 2.5 ft deep
  5. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Just a guess that is prolly around 35-40 gallons which isn't large enough for piranahs. If someone could verify the size for me I can offer some help and info.
  6. babydoll

    babydoll New Member

    ok its the same size as the ones in the pet stores does that help! same langth maybe 2 inches shorter in depth but not much
  7. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    not 2 sure ut last i checked i thot it was 55+ just a guess thoe
  8. -={Nexus}=-

    -={Nexus}=- New Member

    yah i just recently bought pirhanas.. two babies.. i love them

    they're about 1.5 inch in length each.. and they have a 30 gallon all to themselves... which plan on upgrading for when they get bigger. but for now they have shit loads of room and made their first kill last night. on an old zebra fish.. it was crazy to watch....

    they thrash like crazy when they get it in their mouths.

    i love it!
  9. babydoll

    babydoll New Member

    what does that have to do with my question????
    any ways im happy for you but i found outall i have a 30 gallon and now my two baby's are doing good and they ate to gether 5 feeder fish the first day they came home!
  10. Nathanael

    Nathanael New Member

    I don't think it is wise to have baby piranhas in the same aquarium as adult piranhas. It is usually better if they are around the same length. You might want to move the baby piranhas in a different aquarium.
  11. Fishfirst

    Fishfirst New Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if your smaller fish have either gotten eaten or have damaged fins/body parts from your larger piranha. If not youre very lucky... I would remove them immediately and start a new tank, feeding them more than the big guy will give them a little time to catch up...
  12. babydoll

    babydoll New Member

    acutaly iether i belive the bigger one is a female for the other's are the same age lol and she if thats what it is well she is like there ring leader she does not bother them they follow her a round she kills they eat its funny and they dont nibble on eachother ! its great lol but she isnt an adult yet she's like a teen ager and the rest are still growing!! but thank you all so much!!
  13. Fishfirst

    Fishfirst New Member

    just to forewarn... you are most likely going to have problems in the future... 3 piranha need around 125 gallons (at least) for them to live in full grown and even then, if one gets injured a lot of the times they are taken down fairly rapidly... Keep feeding them constantly and you might have a chance... but I doubt it... sorry for the pesimissom but I've heard of piranhas just turning on eachother for no apparent reason

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