Serrasalmus geryi

30. June 2014

Once more we were able to import a real top-rarity: Serrasalmlus geryi. This species of piranha is restricted to the basin of the Rio Tocantins in Brazil. According to scientific literature this species becomes around 20 cm long. Thus our specimens that measure between 16 and 22 cm are most probably fully gown already. This piranha is unmistakable due to its reddish-brown stripe over the head and parts of the back. S. geryi is a solitary living fish that feeds in the wild mostly on fin pieces, but accepts readily small pieces of fish, whole smelt, frozen shrimps etc.  as food in aquaria. In very large (!) tanks these fish can be kept even in small groups, as one of our customers reports.

For our customers: the animals have code 291906 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in very small numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer