Size to ZO, see. Piranha lives in the Amazon Basin.
Sex differences are weak, mainly in the form of the abdomen. Piranha, about which many scary stories have been written, is now often kept in amateur aquariums.
Care should be taken when caring for fish. A couple of piranhas need an aquarium with a capacity of 150 liters or more. In small volumes, fish are aggressive to each other and other large fish.
Piranha does not pay attention to small fish, so it can be kept together with them, but make sure that the piranhas are not hungry. But it is best to keep the view in a separate spacious aquarium with plants and significant areas for swimming, with good water filtration. Piranhas can be fed with meat, earthworms, dead fish, bloodworms, and cortex.
It is necessary to catch fish with a net from a metal net and be careful, as the jaws of the piranha are equipped with sharp teeth. The fish is rather large, therefore plants with a well-developed root system are preferable.
Water for content: GH up to 45 °; pH 7.0; t 21-23 ° C. Dilution of Piranium carried out by the method of pituitary injections. Success depends on abundant and varied feeding during pre-spawning preparation and keeping in a spacious aquarium. Breeding water: GH up to 6.0 °; pH 6.5; t 26-28 ° C. Nerestovik 300 l or more.
It is advisable to spawn a group of fish for spawning, and there should be more males. In an excited state, Piranhas turn blue-black. Raising fry is not difficult.
Starter feed – artemia. Fry are aggressive, so frequent sorting by size and content in a spacious aquarium is necessary.
Photo Piranha can be seen on the right.
You can buy Piranha in a specialized nursery. The price of Piranha fry can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of Piranha can be found in the species and breeds section.