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just curious i havent been here long enough but on other p sites like predatoryfish.net alot ofd people buy huge p's like rhoms or rbp and ive always thought well me personally its better to raise it from a baby dont u get more enjoyment out of it? just curious on ur guys thoughts for example i would never buy a 12" rhom although impressive it isnt urs well maybe im a wuss but ive had a rhom for 5 yrs since he was about size of a nickel and he's 7 " now and i just love lokign at him knowing i got him this size especially with as slow as they grow u know? well just let me know what u guys think thx sorry for long post.
oh yeah not that i would but how much would a 7" rhom be? and no theres no way im getting rid of my baby


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Rhoms grow really slowly, that is why people buy them big.
They can take years to reach 12", even from 7" it will take a quite a few years.
 

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Well, not all people are patient enough, so they just want big, and want it NOW...

Good for them.. if they have the money
 

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I personally feel the faster growing fish should be raised from babies but some serras just grow WAY to slow. You obviously take great care of your rhom for it to maintain that level of growth.
 

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as i added in another post earlier i agree with you on principle its just putting into practice being patient does not suite some people but i applaud you for growing and keeping a piranha for that long .
long may you keep it

here is what i wrote earlier on rhom or gold spilo thread

get a spilo i have heard they are more active than small rhoms if that is what you want .but if you just want a p to keep and grow that will be more impressive in a few years time then get the rhom.
imo when buying a fish especially a piranha and spending good money look at it in the long term even if buying something of size ,i have been guilty of selling fish to accommodate others and probably will again but it is good advise even if i possibly dont use it myself

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with pygos it makes sense to raise them, they are many times cheaper, and grow to about 8" in two years with most species

with serras they grow extremely slow, so most people buy them at the size they want
 

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Raising is my choice!
 

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thx guys for all ur thoughts i appreciate it just wanted to know how other hobbyists thought on the topic fee free to keep posting :smile:

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thoroughbred said:
thx guys for all ur thoughts i appreciate it just wanted to know how other hobbyists thought on the topic fee free to keep posting :smile:

110 gallon 5rbp 2", 1 rhom 1"
55 gallon 7"rhom
LOL, I should start charging a topic fee.....bring in the money....


Good topic thoroughbred!
 

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Yeah.. its all about patience, man!! For me, I dont have much of it. It is a joy to raise Ps from nickle/dime size babies, but to wait, and wait, and wait, and wait??? Its not for me. Also I would have an exception depending on the specie. I've never held on to my RBs for more than a yr, Caribas I would make a definate exception, Rhoms I would never in my life raise one from a baby and attempt to try and keep it through its maturity stage. *Like yours 2" to 7" in 5 yrs?!?!? HELLL NOOOO!!!

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Personally it all depends on how serious do you plan on taking this hobby on. If your the impatient type then maybe pygos would be a better choice. However, if your looking to get into the hobby on a very long term basis lets say 10 years or more then a Rhom would be a good choice. Understand that this hobby requires extreme care, patience, love, and of course a lot of MOOLAH. I have two tanks; one has a shoal of natts and the other has a single RHOM at about 7". To answer your question I paid $125.00 for my RHOM at Shark Aquarium.
Good Luck
 

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I chose tol raise them. And plus its better that the shoal be raised together. Its cheaper. If there serras I will get the largest one I can afford.
 

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I like to raise them from babies. I did it with my RBPs and now I'm doing it with my Spilo CF. For some reason I feel like they are more mine if I raised them.
 

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The p's from the video were raised from the 1" size. I don't like getting fry, but I wouldn't want to start much bigger than 2". Gotta love seeing them become all growns up.
 

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lol thx xenon but yeah beacause of where i lived i couldnt get back into like i wanted to but i got my 110 for 100$ plus the stand i just need a hood
but i figured what the hell get me some rbp and when i get to cali ill have my grandma send my rhom to me yeah i agree it sucks like me having a rhom for 5 yrs and just be 7" but wait another 5 yrs hemaybe 9 or even 1o lol oh well i guess im just a sucka fro raising them and like to call them my babies:)
quick question if i have 5 rbp in a 110 can they live for life in there? and how big u think thx

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buy huge, after a while you get pissed off that they arent bi enough and you get upset. Well I did and still do. I would like them at a decent size a first at least 4 inches. But you gotta think about money too
 

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I'm at this dilemma myself but not on the scale of what most consider between rhombeus sizes. I'm trying to decide whether to buy a 4" rhombeus or a 6-7". Realistically the time frame of keeping them till maturity would only be a few years...but at 6-7 inches he would already be halfway but a 4" rhom is way cheaper.
 
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