Common Name(s)
Black Spot Piraha
Scientific Name
Pygocentrus cariba
Family
Characidae, Subfamily: Serrasalminae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
11 inches
Minimum Tank Size
150 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Decor isn't important, but they produce a lot of waste so they require very good filtration.
Tank Region
Middle
Diet
Feed meaty foods such as prawns, mussels, earthworms, squid etc.
Breeding
They haven't been bred in captivity.
Compatibility
They are best kept alone, but they can be kept in groups of 5-6+.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 4.0-7.0, Temperature: 68-82.4 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live up to 15 years in the wild.
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