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Hello, i really love the look of ripariums (plants such as peace lily and sweet flag and maybe driftwood sticking out of the water)
I found this tank UNS 120S that is 70gallon shallow (48 inches long, 24 inches wide, 14 inches high), i was wondering how many red belly piranha i could put in it? Seeing as though RBP are bottom dwellers and value width and length over height.
Ive always been a responsible fish keeper so water quality should not be an issue.
It is a rimless tank and I also know that all fish can jump, however bottom dwelling fish usually find safety in the plants and substrate instead of jumping like killifish or hatchetfish for example.
Would this tank be possible to keep maybe 6 RBP? Maybe more? Thank you in advance.
 

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I wouldn't go shallow. My fish were 5" tall so not much room to move. It could make cleaning time interesting.
Long time ago I wanted to do the same thing. One of the OG's here Frank told me that it could simulate the dry season and make the aggressive. I always went with tanks around 18" tall and never had an issue. Plus imo the taller the better looking.
 

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Thanks for your reply! Of course taller is better but if it was between say a 40 inch length and 18 inch height or my dimensions at 48 length and 14 height, i am positive that the piranha would like the latter better. Would you agree or disagree?
i might have to disagree with taller being better looking, theres nothing nicer than a shallow riparium with emergent growth and submergent. My real question is, would the piranha rip apart a nicely aquascaped tank?
 

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Thanks for your reply! Of course taller is better but if it was between say a 40 inch length and 18 inch height or my dimensions at 48 length and 14 height, i am positive that the piranha would like the latter better. Would you agree or disagree?
i might have to disagree with taller being better looking, theres nothing nicer than a shallow riparium with emergent growth and submergent. My real question is, would the piranha rip apart a nicely aquascaped tank?
I never had my fish tear up plants.

When I had a small planted tank and used it as a hospital tank it got tore up but never in one of my bigger tanks
 
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