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#41 LindseyLynn


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

this topic was so helpful and awesome :)
im not new to piranha...my dads had them for years, but im going to be new to keeping my own in awhile. hes offered to set me up with my own tank. its going to be a 75 gallon tank and all i want is like 3 red bellies. i find red bellies really really beautiful even though they have a reputation about them.
i attend college so im back and forth to home and cant have the tank until me and my roomie get a rental house this summer. i miss having a tank so much since i grew up with them.

any suggestions would be great...in the mean time im gonna read around and see what i can learn on my own!

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:49 PM

For a new piranha keeper, like me, this is a great read! Thanks!

#43 gunnarhom


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:18 AM

Great writeup!..any newbies made the right decision finding this forum..most new pkeepers will make some kind of mistake regardless, but that's how u get experience...but this forum and its experienced members help u fix problems and help u learn from the mistakes, and most times save u from making future ones..

#44 AggressiveLordBDR


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:08 PM

good write up and pics :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:33 PM

I'd like to become a new Piranha keeper but its banned in my states. :(

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#46 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:59 PM

Al you tiny bastard! Welcome to the site.


#47 RhomZilla



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

Al you tiny bastard! Welcome to the site.

Thanks Jeff! Glad to come to a place to find old friends! :cheers:

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#48 jw85



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

Scars - I really liked this writeup. It really helped me as I've planned to get my first pirahna.

Question - you mention that a 40b would be OK for a solo RBP in the article, did you mean for life? I really like the 40b size, so whatever I get I wouldn't want to have to upgrade in a few years.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

40b is 36"x18x17, so IMO I think a rbp should do well in that for quiet a bit of time, if not its life. So long as it was solo.

Again IMO I would only want to house a single smaller serra (I.e.sanchezi muda mac/rrs irritans ect...) in this tank, but that's just me, items to like my shoals, and my single serras.



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#50 aquaboyracing


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

jw85 if you want a single 40 one red would be fine for a long long time but just from experience you may have more fun with a single serra looks like cdub recomended a few good choices, at least thats what i grew to love keeping. i still have my reds but i like my serras better just my opinion they always seem to have more of a personality. once again thats just imo

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Posted Image Pretty Hate Machine aka Nero the rrs @ 5 inches in 55g divided
Posted Image Allie the purple sanchezi @ 5 inches, 55G divided
Posted Image 8..... slash that down to 4 little monsters @3 to 4 inches in 20 long. temp set up
Posted Image Midas @ 9 inches newest pick up, in a 75 for now,

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#51 Kyle


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:56 PM

Get a sanch better looking than a red, its a serra, and it would be good for life in a 40
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#52 cbuanhog


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:05 PM

very helpful tread man.. I got 3 8" RBP in my 75G tank and I think they are enough for that w/little plants and driftwoods.
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Posted 09 December 2015 - 11:25 PM

Wow! This was really helpful.
I'm not brand new to piranhas but still very much learning. This entire website has so much to learn from.
I have 3 red bellies in a 90 gallon. Absolutely love them. Thanks for this write up!!
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#54 serrapygo


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:24 PM

Thanks Jeff! Glad to come to a place to find old friends! :cheers:

I remember this guy!  :wub:

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