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You should feed your fish a variety of foods. I feed my P's beefheart, krill, bloodworms, fillets, and the OCCASIONAL feeder. I have them trained to come to the top and eat out of my fingers too. P's are AWESOME fish and to see them being neglected by someone who's lazy and irresponsible sucks.

I'll buy your fish off you for $50.
 

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Look its generally agreed most people here take better care of their fish than art galleries of Monet paintings

How did you get your Ps to eat out of your hand?

They gobble up the 21 feeder fish in less than a week and are growing big fast so whats the problem? I also feed them shrimp and blood worms so its not like I'm starving them to death

These are not fish that you baby, they should be able to take a lickin and keep on tickin. I dont want some pantsy pirahna that doesn't rip stuff up. They are ugly fish and the main thing that they got going for them is their killing ability

I pamper my fish enough, its not like I converted my jacuzzi into a tank and dumped them in there
You're a freakin moron.
P's are not ugly fish. If you think they are ugly then why the hell did you buy them. Yes I baby my fish maybe a little more than I should but I find it enjoyable. Even with all this "pampering" my fish will still tear apart anything i put in the tank, not to mention my fingers. Like I said before, I'll buy your "ugly" piranha's off of you for $50 and you can go buy yourself some pretty little beta's that will fight each other.
 

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Chill

I like my fish and I'm not out to see them be "super aggressive"

I would like to learn though how you guys got them trained to eat out of your hand
Sorry if I seem a little perturbed. Its just when a person comes onto this site and kinda disgraces something that we put alot of our time, effort, and money into ...it pisses us off. And about hand feeding your piranha's.
1) You have to have all the basics. Good water parameters. My set up is Ph-6.6, ammonia levels never over trace amounts, no nitrite, very little nitrate, I keep my water temp. at 82F. Some people don't like having it that high all the time but it should be 78-82F. Also do water changes weekly, if all my levels are good I'll wait 1 1/2 to 2 weeks max sometimes.
2) I suggest putting your tank in a high traffic area. Mine is in an area that I'm always using. This helps them get used to you, and they should stop shying away to an extent.
3)Now the hard part. I would try using bloodworms and krill for this, or even a long peice of fillet just to get them to the top. Stop feeding them feeders and get them accustomed to raw foods again. Once you get them eating raw foods again try and get them to come to the top of the tank. There's no telling how long it will take but they should come to the top eventually. After they get used to eating at the top of the tank, just hold the food between your fingers and wait. Mine took awhile to investigate but after one bit a peice of food from my fingers all the other ones did. Now they arent shy at all and I hand feed them for every feeding.

There's no guarantee that they will ever eat at the top, let alone from your fingers. But that is what I would suggest you do if you want to try. BTW you should have #1 on that list taken care of regardless. Good luck.
 
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