The Red Bellied Piranha gets its common name from the rich red colour found on the belly of this fish, it will grow to 30.5-40.6cm (12-16 ").
This fish needs company of its own kind and should be kept in a shoal. However, they will not tolerate other tank mates and should be kept in a species tank. Not a hugely active fish and will often be found hanging in the mid-section of the water.
Feed once or twice a day, will take most meaty foods including shrimp, fish fillets (Feeder Fish are NOT recommended), mussels, squid, meal worms and insects, as well as pellets and flake.
Likes a large and spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space. Hiding places provided with tall plants would be appreciated. They do not like bright lights so a dim, large and well filtered tank is perfect. Temperature of 22 -30 °C (71.6-86°F) is preferred.
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Here is a good link for more information on this fish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_piranha
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