Common Name(s)
Piraya Piranha, San Francisco Piranha, Black-tailed Piranha
Scientific Name
Pygocentrus piraya
Family
Characidae, Subfamily: Serrasalminae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
14 inches
Minimum Tank Size
200 US Gallons
Tank Setup
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. A very large tank is required to keep them in a group.
Ease of Keeping
Challenging
Care
pH: 6.0-8.0, Temperature: 68-82.4 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 5-10 years.
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