Piranhas are known as carnivorous freshwater fish; these fish became aquarium fish in the early eighties.
Piranhas reach an average length of 30 cm. The color of the fish is most often gray shades with Pink and gold tints.
In an aquarium, piranhas must live in packs of 5 - 8 fish of the same age and size. Piranhas easily get along with small fish. Since they are little piranhas they will not eat.
Piranhas are not at all scary as they are described. These fish are very timid and faint from loud sounds.
Piranhas are predatory fish, but eat not only meat, but also plant products, fish.
Maintenance and care
The water temperature in the aquarium should be 26.5 degrees, so a water heater and a thermometer are needed, and the most powerful water filtration should be. The piranha aquarium should be large (for a couple of fish 100l), the scenery should be chosen mostly artificial and do not forget about secluded places for these fish. For an aquarium, it is better to use soil at least 5 cm, as the male will prepare a place for caviar.
Piranhas breed by laying eggs. Piranha has no parental feelings, so it is better to transplant eggs into an incubator. And as the kids grow up they need to be sorted by size, all because of the same cannibalism.