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I have had a Black Piranha since Jan. 18, 2003. I bought it for $9.99 at Pet Supplies Plus in Toledo, OH (I live in Michigan) when it was about the size of a quarter. I've seen several other species of piranha that look similar to the piranha that I own when they are young juvenilles. I have pictures of my piranha and I would like someone to verify that it is indeed a Black Piranha. I will e-mail the photograph. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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100% Pygo
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Sorry to break it to you also, man. Your so-called "black piranah" has the shape and look of a PYGO.. more so of a red belly.

Try and return it. Also raise hell to 'em for playing with your emotions and selling you a false product!!
 

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Xenon Posted on Mar 28 2003, 01:45 PM
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Here is Jesse's "new" Black Piranha. I am still sorry to say this looks like a Spilo CF to me
Agree.
 

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I bought it for $9.99 at Pet Supplies Plus in Toledo, OH (I live in Michigan) when it was about the size of a quarter
That place sucks as far as fish being ID'd properly.

A while ago when I was bored and went looking around, their store on Alexis had Spilo CF's labeled as rhoms they even had a pretty good sized spilo cf labeled as a rhom right next to a rhom that was labeled correctly,the dude working there even tried to sell me the spilo as a "rare red black piranha"
and their store on Talmadge had baby gold spilos labeled as rhoms right next to a tank (compartment in their setups) of "gold piranhas"(spilos) mixed with redbellies they swore "will get along fine".

at least it's a nice looking spilo cf and not bad for $9.99
 

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the dude working there even tried to sell me the spilo as a "rare red black piranha"
This is fairly accurate description, since in portions of Brazil the S. spilopleura CF is known as a black pirana.

and their store on Talmadge had baby gold spilos labeled as rhoms right next to a tank (compartment in their setups) of "gold piranhas"(spilos) mixed with redbellies they swore "will get along fine".
Argueably an often stated opinion based on people's perceptions of what they read, see, and get from wholesale dealers. Sometimes, its better that you be knowledgeable and not worry about the dealer that will eventually establish their own reputation.
 

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Yea $9.99 is cheap for a Spilo CF. I paid more than that for my little guy. They are great fish though.
 

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WTF
this thread is almost two years old, please don't bring back old ass threads
 
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