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Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by pendek, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. pendek

    pendek New Member

    Hi I've got three red belly piranhas in a 20 gallon tank, and i just put in a piece of drift wood for decoration. since then the water has been turning a bit yellow, any tips on how to fix this or why its happening?
     
  2. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    Well its probaly the wood you just put in, Did you wash it off when you got it? Did you find it or is it store bought?
     
  3. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    yea, wood has tannins in it which will turn the water a yellowish brown...it is completely harmless, but unsiughtly....i would suggest taking out the wood and letting it soak somewhere else for a few weaks or until most tannins are out of it before replacing it back in the tank.
     
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    A agree it's probably just the driftwood leeching tannins, but it would be a good idea to check the ammonia level too just in case. 20 gallons really isn't large enough for 3 piranhas. If they're just babies, it will be okay for a while, but you'll eventually need a larger tank.

    -Chelle
     
  5. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    yep its the wood
     
  6. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    I agree with the above and please get a bigger tank.
     
  7. pendek

    pendek New Member

    i will probably wait till they get bigger and then keep the best one and release the two others into the river by my house. thanks for the help.
     
  8. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    wow great way to protect your local environment :roll: And people wonder why its illegal to own pirahnas in most states :roll: :roll:
     
  9. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    DUDE, DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT RELEASING YOUR PIRANHAS INTO THE WILD :x ....PPL DO THIS AND IT ENDS UP HURTING/RUINING THE ECO-SYSTEM AND HAVING OTHER AFFECTS ON HOBBYISTS SUCH AS THE FISH BEING BANNED FROM AN AREA. IF ANYTHING SELL/GIVE THEM TO A LFS OR A FRIEND, JUST DONT EVER LET ANY NON-NATIVE SPECIES FREE.
     
  10. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Releasing non-native fish is ILLEGAL. Give it to the LFS, but do NOT dump it into the local stream.

    -Chelle
     
  11. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    its illegal here in fl. They wont allow them cause ppl let them in the lakes.
     
  12. pendek

    pendek New Member

    relax guys, i was kidding
     
  13. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Well don't kid around here like that, people here really care about fish and their enviroment and we are more than happy to answer any questions about fish and such that you may have, just don't get everyone worked up like that because that IS a big deal about releasing them into the wrong enviroment...
     

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