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Red-Bellied Piranha

Red-Bellied Piranha
Serrasalmus Nattereri

Length: 11.0"
Sex: The male is more silver in color while the female is more yellow.
Feeding: Feed them all kinds of meats and fish.
Social Behaviour: Very dangerous schooling fish. Best kept as a single fish in an aquarium.


Up Keep: Keep in a large deep tank with some kind of cave for shelter and very few hardy plants.
Breeding: Possible but not frequent in an aquarium. Spawning can be induced by a water change and usually occurs during the morning hours when the lighting is subdued. The female will guard the eggs.
Comments: These fish are hardy and are not hard to keep. They will bite if the feel threatened so extreme caution must be taken when keeping and caring for a Piranha. The Red-Bellied Piranha is no longer allowed to be sold in the U.S. because of fear of local propagation.


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