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Helly P-furyers,
I have failed in my attempt to shoal my Spilopleura CF (false medinai) with red bellies. I have tried it twice now, (please don't tell Frank he'll tell me how dumb it was to do it anyway) and both have failed. I have tried it in a 29gallon with 2 red bellies his same size and he was not going for that so I sold the rbps to my roomie. Recently in the 55gallon it went without a problem for about 2 weeks then he decided that he wanted to taste some redbellies again. They have been removed and are healing up so I can sell these. All of you have my word that I will not try this again, but damn it looked cool when they all shoaled.


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Man, that's too bad! It was a cool experiment!

Well, it may be the definite prove that your fish is not a medinai after all: I mean, medinai shoal with reds/cariba in the wild (I know, a tank will never be the same as the wild, but still.... It must be programmed in their instinct somewhere, I guess...).
And we all know spilo's aren't allowing other p's in their tank.

Try some cariba or piraya, they'll fight back
 

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WOW, kinda dissapointing.. The Spilo I have with a RBP is still remaining calm... They sit side by side, maybe he felt a little threatened by 2 more fish or maybe they were just to small to attempt this. Spilos tend to be less nippy as they get bigger. George had a Gold Piranha and a RBP paired off as well... they would sit side by side in the tank. Maybe you would have better luck with one RBP of the same size... Its worth a shot anyway.
 

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Yeah it was cool while it lasted. I tried it twice the first time was with red bellies his same size and he went crazy on them. Do to that fact I decided to get them smaller this time because then he would be used to them by the time they were big enough to be a threat. Well it didn't work out quite right. I know if I put red bellies in there that were larger than him it would be a fight to the death right away, and I don't want to risk Munen's or any other piranhas life for my selfish wants. He's a solitary piranha and I can live with that, I just wanted to test my bounds and see if I could shoal him.

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Sorry to hear. If you ever wanna try it again i'd say go with around 3-4 reds that are around 2-3 inches larger than munen. They might be uneasy, but just maybe get along. I wouldn't bother with cariba or even piraya, cause they will most like just finish munen off if he gets outta hand.
 
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