"Cool, Where all those fish once yours? The second red belly, how big is/was he? "
Those are mine now. They were part of the old opefe exhibit. Some of them frank gave me in December 2002. You can see some photos of them in his web page. The redbelly is 10 inches, the other one is smaller about 8 inches. He had some larger than that he gave away to a couple guys from out of Oregon. Hell he has probably given more piranhas away to beginners than anyone I know. I know for sure he gave some to a kid that was into piranhas (11 years old kid) and his mother wanted to buy some from frank. Frank just smiled at her, took the fish out, bagged and just handed it to her to take home for her son.
I don't think frank has ever sold a piranha, thought I might be wrong. I know when he had the law changed he gave some away to a pet store just so that they would have the first in the state to sell.
The baby p's were from a pair I had about 3 years ago. They spawned about 4 times, then I lost the female
. for some reason she was not able to expell the eggs. Frank called it implosion. That is when the eggs inside rot and become gases. Kills the female almost immediately. If you get into his web site he took most of the photos of them to use in some of his written work.