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How many p's can i fit in my 55 gallon tank.
its pretty big and its 4 feet long.
Just responding to user name. I would not put a Pygocentrus shoal in a 55 g. Although it may look big into your eyes, the truth is that the smallest shoal 3 Red Bellies need at least a 75 gallon tank, caribes need bigger tank, not to mention the piraya.

A 55 g tank is suitable for a single Serrasalmus species, but for the biggest species (rhombeus, manueli) only when juveniles.
A Pygocentrus should not be kepp solo. They need company.

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err no..
 

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IMO 3 caribas would be OK for a 75g :nod:
 

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2 pygos is unlucky you will most likely lose one....the red prob.....pygos need 3 or more from what i understand
 

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2 pygos is unlucky you will most likely lose one....the red prob.....pygos need 3 or more from what i understand
What do you mean when you said 3 or more pygos?
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because having one pygo is pretty lame on the fish..its supposed to be a shoaled fish, he wouldnt be as aggressive by himself as in a shoal...2 would fight as stated...so technically you would get 3 pygo's....but you shouldnt house them in a 12, because "IF" they were to get full grown which is 12" they would have to make like 5pt turns just to turn around in your tank...75 would be great for 3-4 pygo's
 

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2 pygos is unlucky you will most likely lose one....the red prob.....pygos need 3 or more from what i understand
What do you mean when you said 3 or more pygos?
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because having one pygo is pretty lame on the fish..its supposed to be a shoaled fish, he wouldnt be as aggressive by himself as in a shoal...2 would fight as stated...so technically you would get 3 pygo's....but you shouldnt house them in a 12, because "IF" they were to get full grown which is 12" they would have to make like 5pt turns just to turn around in your tank...75 would be great for 3-4 pygo's
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I get you.
So would it be alright to add a rbp even though it wouldnt help out?
 
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