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I am relativly new to the piranha hobby only been at it for a few months i dont really need help with anything i was just wondering what my reds will look like fully grown. What i mean is what is their color scheme? are teeth very visible? things like that

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I am relativly new to the piranha hobby only been at it for a few months i dont really need help with anything i was just wondering what my reds will look like fully grown. What i mean is what is their color scheme? are teeth very visible? things like that

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i doubt the teeth would really change, only one of my 4 have teeth sticking out. also with the color scheme stays the same sometimes they get a lot of black dots others just stay the silverish black color, that really depends on feed and health also genetics of the fish.
 

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yeah man, like stated....they're teeth wont really show unless like they're mouth is bitten, or thru genetics of somesorts......all depends on the fish tooo.......the looks of the fish rely on that aswell, the coloration could depend on the parents, water conditions, the food you've fed them etc.....google up some pics of the redbelly's and check it out
 

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When they are young they are more of a silver color, black spots with red bellies, but that will change to a olive green color, their spots will slowly fade, the red may or may not still be as bright. During their juvenile development their eyes will gain a red tint, and slowly darken. As they approach adult color, they will develop a deeper olive color, and silver and gold specks as if they had be dusted with glitter.

During sexual maturity they will become solid black.
 

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thanks that what i was hoping to hear because the pics i looked at were that way and i wanted to make sure i wasnt mixing up p's sweet can wait for that look on them bet shes a pretty site lol :laugh:
 

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Yeah, most of their color change will happen around the 6" mark or so. I know that they develop the red eye tint early, but the olive color, fading spots, and specks of silver and gold come around the 6" lenght. Of course, each fish will develop differently, but in general that is when.
 
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