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quick question i live realy close to an ocean and was wondering if it would be okay for my piranhas to feed them a shiner or a flat fish or somting, if its ok i will tape it and put it on the video galleries
 

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also i was wondering if an ocean fish could live in my ten gallon feader tank if say i added 2 table spoons of salt for 5 gallons, would it make the water marine
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Don't think so

If you want to feed s/w fish (which is no problem - plenty of people feed their piranha's stuff like tuna, cod, whiting etc. bought in a supermarket), fillet them, cut them up, and put them in the freezer for storage. Don't feed live (or dead whole) s/w fish.

*Moved to Feeding and Nutrition*
 

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piranhatom said:
like i realy want to feed them live is there a chance that it could kill my pirnahas
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Well, you never know how coldwater saltwater fish react in a tropical freshwater environement, or how the tank's chemistry/ecosystem would react to the introduction of those fish.
More importantly, can you be sure these saltwater fish you catch are 100% disease- and parasite-free? Nope, you can't!
One of the problems is that should something bad happen, it might not become appearant during the first few days or even weeks - and it might be too late once you do find out.

You have been warned, but in the end it's up to you to decide.
I know I wouldn't do it.

If you want to feed live fish, buy a couple of feeder fish instead...
 

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im thinking about keeping them for a while in a ten gallon with no heater and putting lots of salt in the water to make it kindoff marinish to make sure there not sick, i went to the beach today and there was no chinese fisherman so i couldent get any fish beacuse i dont kno where my fishing pole is. normaly the fisherman just give me a dozen shiners for free
 
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