Pirahnas Question

Discussion in 'Piranha' started by miker7, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. miker7

    miker7New MemberMember

    I bought 5 red belly pirahnas at the same time, only 3 are growing why?
    Do They eat their own?
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2010
  2. Elodea

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore!

    Are they in the 20 gallon in your aquarium info? Then they aren't growing because the tank is very overstocked. 1 pirahna grows huge and needs a 55 gallon tank minimum, 5 need a 180 gallon tank or so. Here's the care sheet for them: https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Piranha.htm

    I suggest you hurry and either rehome them to a larger aquarium or give them away, as a 20 gallon tank is far too small.

    Do you know about the nitrogen cycle? Click this link, it is important reading. Also, may I ask if your tank is cycled? This water chemistry is essential to success in fishkeeping.

    Good luck with the piranhas!
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2010
  3. Elodea

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    White algae? Is it growing on the glass or on the piranhas?