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I've had redbellies since i was in highschool (roughly 12 years now)

and about 8 months ago took 2 redbellies i had from dime size (grew them in a 75 gallon) and put them in a 125 gallon and added 2 piraya & 2 caribe and had a nice happy family.

The reds where quite a bit bigger than the 4 new fish, but they werent aggressive towards them. Well in the past 3 months 1 caribe has had an insane growth spurt and is now the largest and most aggressive fish in the tank. I normally feed them roughly 100 feeders per week and recently had to move & leave my tank at my old house for the past 2 months (only 15 miles away) but would check on them weekly when i fed them.

Well my buddy called one day (roughly a week since their last feeding) and told me my bigger piraya got its ass kicked and was on the brink of death. Of course i was upset so i went over only to find a dead piraya


At anyrate, i got the remaining 5 moved over on sunday and they are all doing well - now i'll go back to 50 feeders or so twice a week and can keep a better eye on them. Also waiting to find out if i can get another piraya of equal size in the next few days since the tank is still newly set up.

Btw - i was referred to this site by another piranha friend.

Here are some pics of my current set up w/ the 5 guys left and then unfortunate pics of the dead piraya:









these were taken about 4-5 days after death










oh and it should be noted - they had never attacked eachother in the past
 

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piranha198220 said:
nice set-up

your fish got fucked up man sorry

welcome to the site
thank ya!!

it sucks i lost the piraya - they are costly and he was beautiful - a very nice purple w/ yellow
 

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I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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Sorry about your loss man.

But thats how it is in the animal (fish for this matter) world. We've all lost a prized fish here and there. BUt hopefully you'll get another Piraya to make up for the one you've recently lost.

BTW: Welcome to the board!!! And nice set up!!!
 

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I'm sorry to hear for you loss. It will be hard to replace the piraya as I'm sure you became attached to him plus I'm sure the financial issue plays some factor. I hope you're able to find a suitable replacement that will coexist with your other piranha's if you are looking for a new piraya.
 

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MPower said:
I feel your pain.
How big was that piraya?
Welcome to site!
thanks for the kind words guys

as you can kinda tell by the pic - that piraya tooth to tail was just under 8" and very healthy/thick/colorful. Very nice dark purple and yellow coloring. My otherone is more of a orange and yellow and quite a bit smaller.

this was him when after i had him about a month (hit his lip on a rock)


on the left




this is the other piraya when i got it:
 

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welcome to the site and that is a nice set up you got.
bad luck on the piraya and as you will no this type of thing happens
dixon
 
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