He did not like moving way from his little cave the first month in the tank. My brother has told me that he his belly and back are now gold with a pink and green caudal fin and the rest of the body is changing from silver to the darker more bronze color which is very noticable in dimlight. I cant wait to see him when i get home.
I have better ones for that.. these are some of my lower quality pics that i wasnt to excited about, plus you cant see how the fins are positioned which is the the best way of determing if the P is a brandtii or not. See if there are any pictures on my website of interest and I will look for the original uncropped images.
They are highly variable in color, It is hard to find any two that look exactly the same. Rons last shipment of Brandtii had some serious flammage going on. If you look at the picture of this exact fish when he was located in new york, you can see that he had a maroon caudal fin. The water in new york is very acidic. The ph in the tank was close to ph of 6. In the philadelphia area it is hard to get the water to a ph of 7 without it jumping back up again. His colors changed along with the ph.
This Piranha is very interactive and swims up to greet you, but she is not trying to kill you through the glass, too smart for that. She is taking down about 30 rosies a day. We usually put the feeders in every other or every third day. They are normally hunted and completely whipped out the same day they go in. She swallows them all whole so its just fun to watch her hunt the fish all day. She has a huge jaw and seeing her yawn is really somthing to witness, i wish i could get an action pic of that.