Red Bellied Pirhana

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I don't think they prefer either, maybe someone else can confirm that...
 

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I have never heard of a preference. try to replicate their home to make it as close to nature as possible.
 

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idk my neighbor has normal pirhanas ill try to ask him if he keeps them with plants
 
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ok that would be cool well I actually am helping whatsafish7 because he just got a 40 gallon long and is going to put a red-bellied pirahana in it

I went over his house today and we worked on the tank a little so far it has blue gravel like mine a filter heater a thermometer a sucken anchor and two powerheads still a work in progess

maybe we can convince his sister to take some pictures of his tank and put it on here
 

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hello. My tank is a working progress because it has nio lid but after tomorrow it should have two 20 gallon lids. After that I have to buy plants some more decorations and the pirrahna. How do I put a picture of it on here ?
 

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There are some good DIY lids you can make if you don't need it wired with lights... they cost 1$ per lid to make lol! if your interested ill try to find the article for you
 
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take a picture with a digI camera then go to the pictures section and expierement greg

take a picture first though show them your nice tank
 

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ok ill puit my tank on since I'm about to watch 24 and house. I am going to buy 2 20 gallon lids which will cost $70 and then I need to buy plants and ornam,ents
 

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Here are some links that might be helpful:







It looks like in the pictures that they can do fine in gravel or sand.  
 

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yes I think so

make sure the live food you give them does not contain diseases that you could potentially introduce to your aquarium

you can usually buy feeder fish at your store
 
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ya but then you have to quartine them for 4-6 weeks I was just wondering if I could give him some of my guppies or if they aren't food for them
 

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thanks gunnie for the leaks and everybody for the information later today I will show you a picture of my tank thanks again
 

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piranhas will destory most of the plants especially when they get bigger.
so if you decide to put real plants in the tank make sure pick the plants that can handle abuse.
Piranhas are ok with both sand or gravel, I don't think they care but with sand you'll see all the bio-waste on the surface layer. gravel will have more gap in between to hide all those waste.
if you'll use gravel then I would recommend a undergravel filter to keep the water clean since piranhas eats meat/feeder, which means lots of bio-waste will sink to the bottom of your tank.

guppies are ok when the piranhas are small, you can try to get large size feeder gold fish when your piranhas get larger or feed them some meat once a while.
I would also recommend getting a small tank for your feeder fishes because they may carry diseases or parasites from pet store or wherever you buy them from. with a smaller tank you can treat the feeders or make sure they are free of those bad stuff before you introduce them to your piranhas.
 

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