Piranhas! Serrasalmus niger

17. July 2013

We received magnificent, 12-15 cm long Serrasalmus rhombeus from Brazil. This species attains a maximum length of about 50 cm and is thus one of the largest species of Piranha. Sometimes occur specimens with a very dark and dull coloration. In our current import we also obtained such a fish. This sport has formerly been thought to be a different species, which has been described as S. niger. The ruby red eye is a quite good identification mark for S. rhombeus.

This species of Piranha is a solitary fish that feeds in its natural habitat preferably on the fins of other fish.

For our customers: the fish have code 292606 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in very limited numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer