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That sight is helpful but it doesn't say much about the aggressiveness of Dentics or if they should be shoaled or single or both. Have any of you ever owned one?
 

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That sight is helpful but it doesn't say much about the aggressiveness of Dentics or if they should be shoaled or single or both. Have any of you ever owned one?
They are shoalable, because the aren't as agressive as most piranha species. They mainly eat seeds and fruit, but probably meat as well (fish, shrimps...).
They don't grow really large (8-9" max. as far as I know), but I wouldn't crowd them too much either (they're still piranha's...)

Someone on predatoryfish.net has a shoal of dentics: just do a search over there, and you'll probably get some additional info.
 

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That sight is helpful but it doesn't say much about the aggressiveness of Dentics or if they should be shoaled or single or both. Have any of you ever owned one?
I don't write about agressiveness of species, because 1) each person can embellish their fish anyway they want by saying it is this way or that way. In nature, it is what it is and therefore I leave the rest to people's imagination and ideas. 2) My web site is not about which fish are most dangerous other than stating for the record the most dangerous pirana is the one flopping around on the floor and listing the 3 potential dangerous to man species (ie; P. cariba, P. nattereri and P. piraya). As a general rule I don't recommend mixing species or keeping any of the finbiters together. That again, is a personal choice for you to make and a costly one at that if the piranas find something not to their liking. I offer the advice against it, the rest is up to you.
 
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