Serrasalmus cf. brandtii

6. July 2007

From the Rio Sao Francisco originates this with Serrasalmus brandtii closely related species. They are quite aggressive and as young fish they can be held as a shoal in the species aquarium. Adults with a size of over 30cm length need then naturally very large tanks. At first freshly imported Piranhas accept usually only living fish as food, can however be accustomed to fish meat, shrimps or mussels. In some reported cases also pellets are accepted. Concerning water chemistry and temperature no special requirements are placed, middlehard water, a neutral pH and temperatures around 24°C are recommended for their maintenance.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl

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