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ok then in a week or so i am of to by 3 rb (tank still cycalling?? half way through it nitrites going down nitrate going up) so how do we trust our lfs that they are rb's and not pacues is that how you spell it ?? you no the vegee's of the piranha world

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thanks for that anything more to look out for and has any one got stung by there lfs befor

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Umm... if the tail just goes white/black, its probably a pacu, but if it goes black/white/black, it's probably a piranha.

The jaw is a better indicator though.


The fish above is a pacu, see the stupid looking jaw?
 

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use the site to research more and soon u wont even need to ask! But its not a dumb q, I know a lot of people who get confused. but after u look at both of them seperately u will know the difference
 

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I'd also like to add an easy way to tell the difference of red belly piranha and red belly pacu. The red belly pacu tend to have lines on their sides rather than spots like a juvenile red belly piranha.
~Taylor~
 

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thanks for all the info its been a big help
not long to go i am sort of getting atached to flip & flop my two gold fish LOL shame they are going to be dinner soon


thanks agian dave
 
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