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.pocketful of sunshine.
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Welcome to the board. Hope you find all the info you'll ever need to know, however if you dont...just ask and Im sure someone will know the answer.
 

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joey'd is da man
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Welcome to P-Fury


and about what kind of fish - your on a piranha site


......I suggest goldfish!


but seriously, what do you want from your fish in terms of size, behaviour, look and compatability with other fish? - tank size & cost?

after you decide these we can give you some good suggestions to suit you.
 

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Welcome to the board. If you're just starting out like I was last december, red belly piranhas are probably the best to start out with, being widely available, and somewhat cheap. But in order to be entertaining, at least 3? for a small schoal would be best, 1 in a tank is shy and boring to watch. and 2 fight with each other. I'll let somebody else who has more expirience get more into detail on that.
 

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.pocketful of sunshine.
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Yet, he's on a piranha site...
 

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Beautiful One
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welcome, you have quite a selection and if you decide you want some other cool fish like arowanas or oscars or something we have a nonpiranha forum either way, even if you have no piranhas you are still welcome to the site and you can always get some in the future, it took me a couple months to get my reds.
 

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welcome
 

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Neon tetras are a nice, docile starter fish for a beginner like yourself, but you'd need a 900 gallon tank setup to hold just one, as they can easily exceed 3 feet in length. They're a beautiful bright red/neon blue/pearl white color, and a shoal of them is truly a sight to behold. Seemings how they are a schooling fish, however, you may consider creating a 2500+ gallon indoor pond of some sort, to make them happiest.
 

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I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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Welcome aboard!!!

Aside from the basic aquarium help and set-ups.. your first choice is to pick what catagory of Ps you'd be most happy with.

Serras: Solitary fish that tend to be an aggressor to anything else, even with their own kind.

Pygos: A shoal (schooling) group of piranhas which can compliment other Ps within their catagory.
 
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