Serrasalmus spilopleura

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Family : Serrasalmidae
Origin : Amazon area
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English names : Black Diamond Gold Piranha, Black Diamond Piranha, Golden Piranha, Red-Throated Piranha
Predatory schooling fish, not suited for the aquarium at home.  This animal needs a lot of food so the water is polluted quickly.  A powerful filter is necessary.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood and hard plants.

You should give them large live food such as fish and large earthworms.

Breeding is possible in a very large aquarium.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between the roots of large plants.  After 2 days the eggs hatch and 8-9 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

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