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So Jack, you've maintained a tank full of them?
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Wow those exodons are ridiculous ! I'm very interested in those now. They seem way more aggressive than the small shoals of piranha I've looked at on YouTube. How would you clean their tank without getting your fingers nipped off?
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Rocksor wrote: So Jack, you've maintained a tank full of them?


Only when I managed a LFS many moons ago......not my cup of tea. ;) They do make a very good "waste disposal unit" for dead /dying fish...... :evil:

I did have piranhas for a while, RB, Gold, Black........Black piranhas are the most aggressive, IME.....I've found you can only keep one in a tank, not very "sociable", even w/ it's own species.

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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mwhite638 wrote: Wow those exodons are ridiculous ! I'm very interested in those now. They seem way more aggressive than the small shoals of piranha I've looked at on YouTube. How would you clean their tank without getting your fingers nipped off?


Long gravel vac tube. You could also get some pvc arm length gloves.
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Rocksor wrote: So Jack, you've maintained a tank full of them?


Only when I managed a LFS many moons ago......not my cup of tea. ;) They do make a very good "waste disposal unit" for dead /dying fish...... :evil:

I did have piranhas for a while, RB, Gold, Black........Black piranhas are the most aggressive, IME.....I've found you can only keep one in a tank, not very "sociable", even w/ it's own species.


Are the blacks called Rhoms?
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mwhite638 wrote: Wow those exodons are ridiculous ! I'm very interested in those now. They seem way more aggressive than the small shoals of piranha I've looked at on YouTube. How would you clean their tank without getting your fingers nipped off?


a very long gravel vac tube .... and no substrate - lol
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mwhite638 wrote: Wow those exodons are ridiculous ! I'm very interested in those now. They seem way more aggressive than the small shoals of piranha I've looked at on YouTube. How would you clean their tank without getting your fingers nipped off?


VERY carefully...... :laugh:

I think as long as you keep an eye on them, & simply be very careful, you would be OK.....same as Piranhas.

A Python & a algae scraper w/ LONG handles.

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Rocksor wrote: So Jack, you've maintained a tank full of them?


Only when I managed a LFS many moons ago......not my cup of tea. ;) They do make a very good "waste disposal unit" for dead /dying fish...... :evil:

I did have piranhas for a while, RB, Gold, Black........Black piranhas are the most aggressive, IME.....I've found you can only keep one in a tank, not very "sociable", even w/ it's own species.


Are the blacks called Rhoms?


S. Rhombeus is the scientific name, I've never heard them called anything but blacks, or "The M'er F'er that killed all my other piranhas", :laugh: but that name makes sense...VERY hard to find in this day & age, especially in warmer climes in the US where they are banned. I got rid of the few I had when my wife & I were thinking of having kids......NOT a fish I would have w/ small children around, or felines.....RB's are wimps, really(but still dangerous), but Golds & especially Blacks are what I consider truly dangerous to have.....very evil fish, w/ extremely powerful jaws & razors for teeth....not for beginners.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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