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hi all, i have a 50 gallon, with woods, plants and black sand, i can put cariba into this tank ?
how many fish ?
i think to 3 or 4 cariba, but it's too much ???
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I have 3 reds in a 55 and they still are aggressive towards eachother. Given that caribe are even more territorial than reds i would not go with more than 3.

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I would start out with 3-4 juvenile cariba's but they wouldn't be able to live in that tank for life due to the higher aggression/territorial behavior than red's.

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ok, I will put 3 in the 55 gallon, i have a 70 gallon with 3 reds, when they will be adult, I will put all them in the same tank ? a 150 gallon or more ?
an other answer : what is the true piranha ? the man-killer ? the reds or caribe ?
in france, we always say that reds are trues piranhas, but there, it's the caribe the most agressif ?
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who ?? caribe or natts ?
 

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Although some will say Cariba are more aggressive/territorial than reds, I have had many different experiences with each species, which leads me to believe it is more based on the individual fish than the species.
 

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you say that one cariba is more agressive than a reds but a group of reds become more agressiv than a group of caribe ?
 

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memen said:
you say that one cariba is more agressive than a reds but a group of reds become more agressiv than a group of caribe ?
No, I am saying that within each species you will find aggressive and territorial fish, as well as skittish fish. IMO how they act as a shoal depends on the individual fish making up that shoal.
 

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Try no more than 2-3 Cariba!

Believe me, you don´t want to get a Red if you can get a Cariba!
 

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i recommand 3 only.. because of the aggression and how fast they grow..
 

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grosse gurke said:
memen said:
you say that one cariba is more agressive than a reds but a group of reds become more agressiv than a group of caribe ?
No, I am saying that within each species you will find aggressive and territorial fish, as well as skittish fish. IMO how they act as a shoal depends on the individual fish making up that shoal.
Im with Jeff on this one. And honestly, 3 Caribas wont be as exciting than a bigger shoal with your Rbs together.
 

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memen said:
an other answer : what is the true piranha ? the man-killer ? the reds or caribe ?
There are three species of true piranha: redbelly, cariba and piraya.
These three species are considered potentially dangerous to man (they could kill a man, if (s)he would be unlucky enough to fall into a shoal of hungry/frenzied piranha's), but none is a true man-killer. That's just a bad myth...
 

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ok,
piraya and cariba are too expensiv for me... 385 euro to get 3 cariba in france... i want to give 120 euro per 2 or 3 caribe, no 385 euro

so I stay with my reds only................
 

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memen said:
ok,
piraya and cariba are too expensiv for me... 385 euro to get 3 cariba in france... i want to give 120 euro per 2 or 3 caribe, no 385 euro

so I stay with my reds only................
Yeah Caribas and Pirayas are expensive.. but like they say, "the better ones are always expensive". Not that Im down playing RBs or other Ps. But Caribas and Pirayas have certain personalities and looks that most Ps cant compete with.
 
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