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I just set up my 38 gal for now will update down the road. What type of piranha should I get. Help me THINKING of small piraya or small rhom.
 

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i dont think that anyone will be surprised wiht my post here but i say go with a irritan. cant go wrong there. they r awsome fish. also u wont have to upgrade as fast with one. i think george at shark aq might still have 2.5'' ones.
 

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For such a small tank, i would definately go for a Serrasalmus specie. A lone Pygo wouldn't be as happy if not in a shoal, but its not unusual. Start off with a baby Serra, that way it'll give you time to upgrade later down the line, plus would have the honor of seeing it grow. :thubmup:
 

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shoe997bed263 said:
i dont think that anyone will be surprised wiht my post here but i say go with a irritan. cant go wrong there. they r awsome fish. also u wont have to upgrade as fast with one. i think george at shark aq might still have 2.5'' ones.
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Good post.
Irritan are nice Too. Especially Dr. Greens

They dont get too big, there Awesome looking and are Aggressive.
 

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piranhapat said:
THINKING of small piraya or small rhom.
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Piraya definitely not going to work. A small rhom would be alright, but your best bet would be something that is active but stays relatively small, like an irritan.
 

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You have a few choices. You can get an irritan and have it stay small and keep it in there for a long time.

Or you can get a Rhom if you are going to upgrade down the road and be able to watch it grow. That is what I am currently doing with mine.
 

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HUh i though pygos don't even shoal in nature I don't think they would be upset if they are kept solitary....
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They don't shoal in the literal sense indeed, but that doesn't mean they don't live in large groups in the wild.
A pack provides strength in numbers, both for protection against predators and for overpowering animals they'd never be able to take down alone.
Living in a group is their nature - keeping one alone goes against that, and most likely that will be very visible in a home aquarium (ie. shy, nervous and skittish fish).

As far as the 38g goes: what are the dimensions? In order to keep one of the smaller species of Serrasalmus in there (Irritans, Sanchezi), it should be at least 3ft long and 14-16" deep - if not, upgrading will be inevitable eventually, no matter what species you choose.
 

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Definately get a serra. No matter what, i think you will have to upgrade down the road(1-2 years).

IMO irritans are mean as hell, and they don't get much bigger then 6in. Rhoms are also really cool.
 

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You won't be disappointed with a gold spilo
 
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