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Serrasalmus Geryi "Violet Line Piranha"

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#1 Trigga

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

Scientific Name:
Serrasalmus Geryi

Local Names:
Violet Line Piranha, Geryi Piranha, Racing Stripe Piranha

Origin:
Brazil; Para - Araguacema, Rio Araguaia.

Physical Aspects:
Geryi are very deep bodied fish with brilliant glimmering scales. They are best known for the dark purple racing strip that runs right along their back right up to their chin.

Maximum Size:
10" although anything over 8" is rare in captivity

Sexing:
Like most piranha you cannot tell the difference between male and female.

Temperament:
They are a somewhat peaceful piranha and many experienced hobbyist with large tanks have had success keeping them in groups. Although it really depends on the fish and is not recommended unless you have a very deep understanding of the fish and its behavioral habits and have a large tank to support a group...a fat wallet wouldn't hurt either as these fish fetch a hefty price tag.

Tank Requirements:
Very rarely Geryi are brought in as juveniles (around 3-4"). As a solitary specimen they could be kept in something like a 30 gallon long for a very long time. Anything over 6" would be better of a 55 gallon and that would be fine for life. Anyone attempting a cohab is recommended to have at least 125 gallons or a 180 depending on the size of your group regardless of the size as they are parasitic fin nippers.

Diet:
Like most piranha they are carnivores and do well in a diet consisting of fish and seafood. A nutritional supplement such as a spirulina vitamin additive is recommended.

Comments:
The Geryi Piranha is one of the most beautiful Piranha out there. With its beautiful shimmering scales to its very regal yet bad ass attitude this fish commands attention when you walk into the room. An awesome fish with a great temperment. If the price tag wasn't so high I personally think this piranha would be kept by a lot more hobbyists.

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I know there are other Geryi owners on here.. swing me your pics and ill add some
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#2 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:38 PM

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#3 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 06:39 PM

I do have a pretty sweet full tank shot on a different computer.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:43 PM

post it up GG

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

i'll have to finally get some up of my 5 in 220g. i finally have some funds $$$ and am working on planting it as we speak.
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

I changed the video...love that song. That was done by Pete....I need to give him a call...havent talked to him in forever. Need to change that ending...lol

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#7 His Majesty

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:47 AM

do you still have the geryi's jeff? they look a lot nicer when they are in a shoal
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#8 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:21 PM

Na man...had a mishap and lost the entire group. 9 larger geryi done.....broke my heart.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:34 PM

GG.. Did you get rid of all your P's when you sold fury or do you have any currently?

What is it about this fish that so many Piranha keepers seek them? I for one have not seen much to interest me in them... maybe that's due to my lack of knowledge on these guys
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#10 Trigga

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:22 PM

you must be blind if you dont see how gorgeous geryi are
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#11 Central

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:46 PM

geryi are hands down my favorite piranha
sadly ive never owned one

this is an awesome post! lots of information packed right here! good good stuff



What is it about this fish that so many Piranha keepers seek them? I for one have not seen much to interest me in them... maybe that's due to my lack of knowledge on these guys

for me ryan, these piranha just look slick! very unique and perfectly sized piranha to keep. they arent as stock as your nattereri and have a uniqueness about them that makes me absolutely want one

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:53 PM

Its the racing strip man
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:10 PM

actually all jokes aside, that is a part of it. what a unique characteristic
it just looks like some badass dinosaur to me

#14 Elong Nick

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:04 AM

I love these P's !!!!! :D
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

I'll have to post some crap of mine up tonight...
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

post your geryi, johnny? definitely!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:50 PM

I don't really like the way they look to be honest lol an i hear they are very suttle an skittish most of the time.. The strip just seems so out of whack to me man.. How did they get these things in the wild ha ha ha
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:33 PM

I don't really like the way they look to be honest lol an i hear they are very suttle an skittish most of the time.. The strip just seems so out of whack to me man.. How did they get these things in the wild ha ha ha


Mine was never skittish of me. He would cruise the tank most of the time..
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:46 PM

One of my dream fish.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:11 PM

that is an interesting question posted above. why the stripe? most noticable features on a fish serve a purpose. whether it be the "false" red belly of the young pacu, or the false eye spot of some mid sized cichlids. i wonder what purpose nature had intended with the "racing strip" of the geryi.








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