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Pacu Red Belly Piranha, Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Pacu Red Belly Piranha

 
$16.99
SKU-1847-3358
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Pacu Red Belly Piranha, Red Belly Pacu or Pirapitinga

Piaractus brachypomus Syn: Colossoma brachypomum or Piaractus brachypomum

  • Temperament: Community
  • Max Size: 12 - 24 inches
  • Experience Level: Moderate
  • Optimal Aquarium Setup: Given their potential adult size of the species Piaractus brachypomus, you will need a large tank to keep one at your home.
  • Diet: Omnivores / They will accept a variety of foods in the home aquarium but will need to be given larger pellets as they grow in size.
  • Origin, Appearance and additional notations: This species is NOT to be confused with the carnivore fish Red Belly Piranha: Serrasalmus nattereri. We raise our Piranha with Plecos, Catfish, and cichlids. Keep yours in large colonies for happier fish! Single Piranhas are not as happy as when they are living with a group of their own.

They may look very similar to the so-called man-eating version of the Red Belly Piranha, however they will only look like piranha as juveniles. Their cousins will not grow as big and of course are aggressive.

Use caution when selecting tank mates for this fish. Even though they are mostly herbivores, they may go after smaller fish in their tank. They can potentially be kept with Arowanas, Plecos, Cichlids, Catfish, Tinfoil Barbs, and other larger fish.

This fish may be one of the most enjoyable larger fish you may ever own as many aquarists end up naming their Piranha. These fish look forward to seeing their owners when they visit the tank. Popular Pirahna names: Tiny, Baby, Fred, George, Steve, Gary, Bubbles, Bubba, Vader, Quagmire, Preston & Weeman.
DID YOU KNOW?  

Let’s get rid of a ridiculous old Wives tales once and for all. Piranhas (Serrasalmus nattereri) have a reputation as ferocious predators that hunt their prey in schools. However recent research which "started off with the premise that they school as a means of cooperative hunting", discovered that they are a timid fish that schooled for protection from their own predators, such as cormorants, caimans, and dolphins! Piranhas are "basically like regular fish just with large teeth".

Pacu Red Belly Piranha <h3><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Pacu Red Belly Piranha, Red Belly Pacu or Pirapitinga</span></h3> <p>Piaractus brachypomus Syn: Colossoma brachypomum or Piaractus brachypomum</p> <ul> <li>Temperament: Community</li> <li>Max Size: 12 - 24 inches</li> <li>Experience Level: Moderate</li> <li>Optimal Aquarium Setup: Given their potential adult size of the species Piaractus brachypomus, you will need a large tank to keep one at your home.</li> <li>Diet: Omnivores / They will accept a variety of foods in the home aquarium but will need to be given larger pellets as they grow in size.</li> <li>Origin, Appearance and additional notations: This species is NOT to be confused with the carnivore fish Red Belly Piranha: Serrasalmus nattereri. We raise our Piranha with Plecos, Catfish, and cichlids. Keep yours in large colonies for happier fish! Single Piranhas are not as happy as when they are living with a group of their own.</li> </ul> <p>They may look very similar to the so-called man-eating version of the Red Belly Piranha, however they will only look like piranha as juveniles. Their cousins will not grow as big and of course are aggressive.<br /><br />Use caution when selecting tank mates for this fish. Even though they are mostly herbivores, they may go after smaller fish in their tank. They can potentially be kept with Arowanas, Plecos, Cichlids, Catfish, Tinfoil Barbs, and other larger fish.<br /><br />This fish may be one of the most enjoyable larger fish you may ever own as many aquarists end up naming their Piranha. These fish look forward to seeing their owners when they visit the tank. Popular Pirahna names: Tiny, Baby, Fred, George, Steve, Gary, Bubbles, Bubba, Vader, Quagmire, Preston &amp; Weeman.<br />DID YOU KNOW?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s get rid of a ridiculous old Wives tales once and for all. Piranhas (Serrasalmus nattereri) have a reputation as ferocious predators that hunt their prey in schools. However recent research which "started off with the premise that they school as a means of cooperative hunting", discovered that they are a timid fish that schooled for protection from their own predators, such as cormorants, caimans, and dolphins! Piranhas are "basically like regular fish just with large teeth".</p> $16.99
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