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On my way home from work, I stopped by a local fish shop and bought 4 small neon tetra. I wanted to see if my pygo natts are ready for live feeders. The moment I dropped one in, a group of them just swam after it trying to get it but the neon is too quick. Should I cut off the neon's tail fin so it can't swim? lol It's funny watching my pygo natts trying to get it but can't.

I didn't use goldfish, instead I got neons.. are neons good to feed piranhas? It was a little pricey.. $1.19 for one.

EDIT: They just got him!! He hid under the driftwood and one snuck behind him and caught it in it's mouth, a few joined in and bit some pieces off.
 

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a small ass fish like that isnt gonna give much to ur piranhas to "grow" on.

feed them stuff that u read on here or go for LARGE feeders when they are ready (when they are at like 5-6") IF u have to.
 

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a small ass fish like that isnt gonna give much to ur piranhas to "grow" on.

feed them stuff that u read on here or go for LARGE feeders when they are ready (when they are at like 5-6") IF u have to.
They're abouth 2.8 - 3.5 inch now. I browse through alot of the thread here but I haven't seen anything regarding LIVE LARGE FEEDERS. Mind directing me to the right place


I read about frozen fish and frozen food, I just wanted to try something that's alive to see what their agression level is at.
 

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I guess the healthiest LIVE "LARGE" fish u can use is a good sized cichlid....like a convict or what not.

but u should wait off till ur p's are a bit larger, its not worth it to introduce live food to them rite now. @ 5-6" they will make quick work of a good sized feeder.
 

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I guess the healthiest LIVE "LARGE" fish u can use is a good sized cichlid....like a convict or what not.

but u should wait off till ur p's are a bit larger, its not worth it to introduce live food to them rite now. @ 5-6" they will make quick work of a good sized feeder.
Yepp, I'll wait another another 2-3 months. A cichlid will own my pygo natts. LOL
 

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you've got 24 3" p's in a 55g they will tear anything apart......is this a temp housing untill u get a huge tank or something????
 

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It is okay to get live fish from the pet store once in a while as treats for your piranhas, as long as they are not sold as feeders (in my opinion). Just remember there is always a risk of parasites and disease when feeding live fish.

As a staple in your piranhas' diet, you should keep it dead whitefish fillet and shrimp, krill, clam muscle, etc.
~Taylor~
 
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