Info on piranha

  1. brennan2010 Initiate Member

    I have 2 piranhas in a 55 gallon. They are about 4 inches long now and i bought them in april at the size of 1.5-2 inches long. I was wondering if anybody knew exactly how fast piranhas grow and any additional info. I keep the tank at 80 degrees and i dont have all the ph and ammonia levels but i keep the tank very clean and feed them shrimp pellets, grilled chicken, roast beef, steak, and goldfish and crawfish feeders from time to time.
     
  2. iloveengl Well Known Member Member

    Hi there brennan! :)

    No personal experience with them, but here are a few links I found that look really useful:

    https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Piranha.htm
    https://www.fishlore.com/Articles/PiranhaKeeping.htm
    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/piranha/11508-piranha-caresheet.html

    Also, you can go here https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/piranha/ and on the right side (just next to where you found the drop down menu to post a new thread) you'll see where it says "Search this forum." You can enter a few key words and it will find everything that contains those words in the piranha sub-forum. :;th
     

  3. Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    do you have the piranhas in with the oscars and pleco?
     

  4. sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd suggest replacing the grilled chicken with raw chicken, the roast beef with raw beef (or better, beef heart), and the feeder goldfish with some sort of raw, human-grade fish. Cooking breaks a lot of nutrients down, and some animals can't replicate all of these nutrients. Feeder goldfish are rife with disease and low in nutrition, due to the poor living conditions and improper feeding they receive. (If you're raising your own goldfish in a healthy environment, ignore the last suggestion).

    Not sure how fast they grow, but it likely is partially dependent on how well they're kept.

    They need a decently large tank (I'd never keep piranha in anything less than a 50g, myself. Some people suggest 30g. Definitely not smaller than that) that has more filtration that you'd normally provide for a tank that size (they're messy eaters).