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Buying new baby piri's, how many should i get for this tank?

When am i likely to need to upgrade to a bigger tank?

if i got say two, would i not now have room for extra fish?
 

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Mack said:
If you mean piranhas, that tank isn't big enough for anything.
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Yes indeed that size tank would be quite small for any P. But I have no freaking clue what he meant by "piri's"
 

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i think "Piri's" means Piranha's.....
 

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corbypete said:
Not even for a sole Piranha?
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Temporarily, for a juvenile piranha, yes, it'll do.
But eventually you'll have to upgrade: the bare minimum for the smallest species for life is a tank that measures about 40x16x16" (approx. 40 gallons).

If you decide to get a single piranha and want to grow it out, don't get any of the shoaling species (Redbellies, Cariba or Piraya) - they really need a few buddies to feel comfortable.
Instead, get one of the Serrasalmus species (see the Information Section for species profiles) - they need to be kept alone.
 

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Judazzz said:
Instead, get one of the Serrasalmus species (see the Information Section for species profiles) - they need to be kept alone.
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Ok. Just a question about the Serrasalmus species; When you say they need to be kept alone. Are they always alone i aquariums? Well, maybe a dumb question, but how can they breed then?
 

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DepH said:
Ok. Just a question about the Serrasalmus species; When you say they need to be kept alone. Are they always alone i aquariums? Well, maybe a dumb question, but how can they breed then?

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Yes always alone in home aquariums except for Geryi, Spilos, and Macs. These all need larger tanks to combat aggression though.
 
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