Gibbus Piranha (Serrasalmus gibbus)

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Gibbus Piranha

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Gibbus Piranha

Serrasalmus gibbus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")

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Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

6-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Characidae



Additional names

Gibbus Piranha, Gold Piranha, Silver-Scaled Piranha, Castelnau's Piranha


Origin

Sexing

Females are thicker and stockier than males.

Tank compatibility

Must be kept in a species tank only, preferably kept individually.

Diet

This Piranha's diet mainly consists of fish, they will take dead fish and it's not necessary to offer live fish. Occasionally will take plant matter also.

Feeding regime

Once a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs an exceptionally large spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space and excellent filtration.

Behaviour

An aggressive fish, must not be kept with others.

Identification

A large high-sided laterally compressed fish with the typical Piranha under bite and visible teeth. This fish has highly iridescent silver scales with slight golden yellow hues.

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