Common Name(s)
Pike Piranha, Slender Piranha, Elongated Piranha
Scientific Name
Serrasalmus elongatus
Family
Characidae, Subfamily: Serrasalminae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Very Aggressive
Maximum Size
12 inches
Minimum Tank Size
150 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Provide plenty of open swimming space with some driftwood. Good filtration is required because they produce a lot of waste. They appreciate a planted setup with fast flowing water to replicate their natural habitat.
Tank Region
All.
Diet
They are carnivorous. Feed juveniles meaty foods such as bloodworm, tubifex, chopped prawns, brine shrimp etc. and adults should be fed larger foods such as prawns, squid, earthworms, mussels, cockle and whitebait.
Breeding
They haven't been bred in captivity.
Compatibility
They should be kept alone.
Ease of Keeping
Challenging
Care
pH: 4.5-7.0, Temperature: 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit
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Von Clinton & Charles Robertson - Flickr: Serrasalmidae Serrasalmus elongatus, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16042555
They can live for 5-10 years.