Common Name(s)
Redeye Piranha, Black Piranha, Rhom Piranha
Scientific Name
Serrasalmus rhombeus
Family
Characidae, Subfamily: Serrasalminae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
16 inches
Minimum Tank Size
150 US Gallons
Tank Setup
A sandy substrate with some driftwood is ideal. they require very good filtration.
Tank Region
All
Diet
They are carnivorous and should be fed meaty foods such as prawns, mussels, earthworms, whitebait, squid, cockle etc.
Breeding
They are rarely bred in captivity, mainly because a very large tank is required to avoid them killing each other.
Compatibility
They should be kept alone.
Ease of Keeping
Challenging
Care
pH: 4.5-7.5, Temperature: 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 8-12 years.
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