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they havent eaten for 4 days and the water temp is at 80, put a small mouse in and they won't even go after it
 

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Did you recently move these piranha?

Did you recently redecorate their home?

Have you checked you water parameters?

Are they adult piranha...if so, you do know that they often times fast, dont you?

Is there any other fish in the aquarium they may be having lunch on?
 

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yea calm down man. there probibly just stressed. leave them alone for a day. the tank is to small to bro.
 

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DBROWN said:
I have 6 reds in a 55gal tank but they are not agressive what do i do
You should be happy: the tank is too small to accomodate 6 reds (unless they are still really small)....
I think you should be happy they haven't started ripping each other to shreds yet, because it's a pretty small tank for 6 reds. Perhaps you just have a really peaceful shoal that gets along fine, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that, as long as they're healthy
 

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.... Is this your first experience with these fish?, you have to learn that the term "aggresive" is not a fixed variable and can be altered or even viewed differently amonst many people. What everyone has mentioned above is also very good and valid information...
Good luck
 

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when I first got my piranha's they didn't eat for over a week, and when it came time to upgrade thier tank the same thing happened.its normal. but red belly piranha's are the mellowest of the piranha's, they are not as mean as caribe, which look simular.
 

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How big are they? When are you planning on upgrading tank, or selling some? The sooner the better for your p's safety.
 

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You uh, get them a bigger tank! hehehe!
You should be happy: the tank is too small to accomodate 6 reds (unless they are still really small)....
I think you should be happy they haven't started ripping each other to shreds yet, because it's a pretty small tank for 6 reds. Perhaps you just have a really peaceful shoal that gets along fine, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that, as long as they're healthy
Yes i agree, to small of a tank, and if they are not eating, they are not happy.
 

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marco said:
yea calm down man. there probibly just stressed. leave them alone for a day. the tank is to small to bro.
Yes the tank is to small, I dont remember if you stated it but what size are the piranhas? Have you checked the water perimaters?
 

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yea the tank is to small and they wont be used to mice yet. feed them regular piranha food like shrimp,krill,beefheart,chicken those sorts of things. wait till they get used to the tank. and then give a mouse a try but do read the link about about successful mouse feeding its a very good tread.
 
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