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i was thinking of 6 natts and 2 carbie and 1 tern otherwise known as a yellow natt. would they all fit happily for life in them? add more take out some?
 

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wow eric. that is a lot. i wouldnt put to many p's in a 60gal. i would suggest the max of 4. you decied what p's you want. 4 cariba would be cool

the main rule is 20gal per piranha. oh and welcome to the board. i have seen you around p-fish,i see you made your way over here.
 

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just four? aww crap i wanted to have a frenzy when feeding. yeah i see you around p-fish too. i caaaaan try to overcrowd them. less territory. heh. maybe take out the tern since they grow big and add in a natt or something. i just wanted the tern because it is yellow and tank will be mainly red. how about 1 tern 2 caribe 3 natts? that better? any other suggestions?
 

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bro, 6 fish is to many for a 60gal. you can do it man. but there going to kill eachother off for room. no more then 4.
 

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do the math, one piranha per 20 gals, however a rhom must be in a tank by its self, a 100 gal for a rhom, and some other rare piriahas id say 30-40 gals a fish, but red bellys and stuff, 20 gals per fish.
 

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well, i have a 180gal with 9 8"+ pygos. but, 100gal should be good for 6 p's. 20gallons per piranha bro. make sure you have a canopy on the aquarium...lol you dont want them jumping out. i had a 9" red jump out on me when i wasnt home. that was a few years ago tho. keep us updated on your pygo tank, and dont forget to post pics. you can see my pics here on this thread. http://www.piranha-fury.com/forum/pfury/in...t=ST&f=5&t=1136
 

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Eric, think about it, for life if each fish gets 10"-12", you wanted to put 9 12" fish in a 4' long tank? For the life of these fish you are looking at a 180 gallon tank, at least. The guy with 19 pygos in a 125 on pfish is crowded now but wait until those fish reach full size.
 

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If you decide on cariba, don't get more than 3, because they are generally the more agressive and territorial fish, compared to redbellies. For redbellies, go with four, max!!!
And even with these numbers, you might have to upgrade once they hit the 10-11"marker, but that'll take many years....
 

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o snap its eric said:
aww crap i wanted to have a frenzy when feeding.
you can still get a feeding frenzy with them but i think i know what you want. If you cant get your hands on a bigger tank and you want some other species other than P's I can give you a list of a few that will also give you what your looking for :smile:
 

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Get a bigger tank!

otherwise...3 Cariba will do fine in 60 g.
 

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try 3 reds and 2 smaller species of the pike cichlid as long as you provide them with caves they should get along just fine.
this would provide for a real nice blend of feeder torture...
...the ones by the P's will get torn to pieces while the ones from the pikes will get swallowed whole with parts of the body still protruding from the mouth while the feeder sufficates to death...
, just another suggestion :
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