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hi... i'm new to all this.. and i just got 6 4" rbp's.. and i was wondering what is the best temperature to keep them at? thanks..
 

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Take tank size into consideration. A lower temp will generally reduce aggression. Keep it between 78-82 degrees F. I keep mine at 80, works fine for me. So what size tank are you using?

congratulations on the purchase.
 

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i have a 60 gallon tank.. and i have a tronic 200 watt heater.. is that enough though? cause how can that skinny heater heat the entire tank.. cause my heater is on the right side.. won't the left side be a little cooler than the right?
 

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Yes,

Your heater is more than adequate for that size tank. The water will circulate w/ good filtration and the temp. will be dispersed evenly
 

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piranhas are cold blooded, so temp effects their activity level as well, so if they fight too much a slightly lower temp is best, but if not keep it higher and they should be more active and grow faster

so my elongatus tank is at 82 since he is in there by himself

my cariba tank is about 80

75-84 is safe
 

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80-82
 

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between 76-84 is safe, but I have mine at 79-79.

the higher the temp = the more active & aggressive in most cases
 

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Petzl88 said:
90-112 degrees

I keep mine at 110 and oh boy are they aggressive.
Damn thats hella hot!!! Are you sure your Ps are happy and not swimming along the top of the tank??

I keep mines at a steady 80-82.
 

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RhomZilla said:
Petzl88 said:
90-112 degrees

I keep mine at 110 and oh boy are they aggressive.
Damn thats hella hot!!! Are you sure your Ps are happy and not swimming along the top of the tank??

I keep mines at a steady 80-82.
I was kidding.
Don't keep it this warm or you will have piranha soup.
 
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