75 gallon piranha tank

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So I'm moving in a few weeks and will be moving my oscar into a new 125 gallon as well. He's currently in a 75 and I'm wondering if I could turn the 75 into a piranha tank. Is this doable ? I've searched and it looks like red bellies need 20 gallons a fish so could I do 4 ? Or would I be better off to sell the tank and save myself the headache of piranha aggression issues ?
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benmcfadden replied the topic: 75 gallon piranha tank

There are plenty of things you could do with a 75. If you want to have two tanks you could do an endless amount of things with it.

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What's your take on having piranha in the 75?
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benmcfadden replied the topic: 75 gallon piranha tank

Its one of the only fish ive never kept to be honest.

Looking on some forums its seems caribe are better as they stay slightly smaller 6-8" as red bellies get to 12 - 14"

thye look like this -


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Rocksor replied the topic: 75 gallon piranha tank

Exodun paradoxus (aka bucktooth tetras)...mini piranhas. You could keep a shoal of 12+ individuals in there. They grow really slowly.

exodonparadoxus.blogspot.com/

www.tfhmagazine.com/details/articles/one-tough-tetra-exodon-paradoxus-full-article.htm
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Suprd71 replied the topic: 75 gallon piranha tank

Years ago I had 4 red bellies in a 100g. To be honest I found them boring, idle most of the time. Not familiar with the "minis" mentioned above, but perhaps they would be more active in a school of a dozen or so? I would take a SA/CA cichlid anytime though. 75 would make a good tank for a Midas,Red Devil, Green Terror, few Convicts maybe. Many possibilities.


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jnet replied the topic: 75 gallon piranha tank

they are crazy :) They look good very active but not sure I would want to clean their tank. :)

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DBLN8 replied the topic: 75 gallon piranha tank

That is a cool video!
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: 75 gallon piranha tank

E. Paradoxus are evil little bastards......do NOT stick your hand in a tankfull of them. :evil:

Piranha are do-able in a 75GL, but figure out how many you want to keep, because anything added after the initial stocking will be considered food. I would say you would be able to keep 6 in a 75GL, but that would be max.

I would not recommend either of the above mentioned species if you have small children, or a cat.

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