Piranhas – carnivorous aquarium fish

Piranhas in the aquarium

Piranha (Piranha)

Piranhas are known as the vicious, bloodthirsty monsters attacking everyone. In fact, of the 80 species of piranhas around 35 – are vegetarians, and a danger to warm-blooded animals is only 4 species. Despite its bad reputation, piranhas hunt mainly on sick or weak fish, small aquatic and semi-aquatic animals and rarely attack humans.

The aquarium piranha cowardly, it is desirable to plant dense vegetation near the back wall to provide fish shelter. They usually spend their time in the bush gathered a bunch of greens. Piranhas scared sudden movements of the glass by hitting it, loud sounds. In South America, the natives piranha scare just slapped on the water. However, you should not underestimate the piranhas: fish length slightly more than 20 cm is able to grab a phalanx, the case when the piranha teeth left a mark on a metal scalpel.

Feeding and conditions of piranhas

The Marine Aquarium piranhas diet consists of conventional live food: meat, squid fillet, earthworms. From time to time you can diversify their menus cheap live fish: Guppies, swordsmen, defective goldfish. Beef heart, bird – spare food. Piranhas can not overfeed as they are prone to obesity. Once a week is necessary to arrange Continue reading

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