Finally we managed to import Wimple Piranhas (Catoprion mento) once again. In nature C. mento is a scale eater – at least at certain times. In terms of feeding, right now is a good time of year because there are plenty of live white mosquito larvae now, which are an ideal food for Wimple Piranhas. Acclimated specimens will take all the usual varieties of frozen and live foods of suitable size.
Wimple piranhas grow to about 15 cm in length and are quite peaceful among each other. Our specimens are from Colombia, but the species has a very wide distribution: Bolivia, Brazil, the Guyana countries, Colombia and Venezuela. The pictures show specimens from our current stock, pictures of slightly smaller animals can be found here: https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/catoprion-mento-4/ and of very small animals here: https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/catoprion-mento-2/
For our customers: the animals have code 214602 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesale.
Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer