View Full Version : I want discuss about my fish

12-02-2009, 09:21 AM
Hi Friends,
I have a red belly pirahana in a 10 gallon tank (yes i know its small) and no matter what i put in there, he eats. The longest survived fish was a plecko that was about twice the size of him and lasted about 3 months. Smaller pleckos last about 2 weeks. Anyone have any suggestions as to what i could put in there?

12-02-2009, 12:28 PM
Nothing......how about, put in some salt and lr and go from there:mrgreen:

12-02-2009, 02:48 PM
Google is your friend, just one result of 'piranha tank mates' search:


12-02-2009, 09:20 PM
i had pirahnas for 12 years and they will eat anything you put in the tank.

12-02-2009, 11:02 PM
I had 5 red belly's in a 65g between 2" and 5" some time ago. They ate my red eared slider turtle, and various other things that I would put in there, mice and such. Kinda felt bad about the turtle though cuz I "borrowed" it from a display down town Calgary, which is where I ended up putting the last 2 of them after they ate each other. Good luck finding tank mates for him. Pacu's would be a good start but keep in mind they get very large.

12-02-2009, 11:07 PM
If you want tank mates for him (or her) you would need a larger tank, you will want a bigger tank anyways because he will get bigger.

I have never gotten piranhas because looking ahead you are very limited for future tankmate options and will be stuck with the piranha until he dies.

12-02-2009, 11:08 PM
i had gourami's in my tank for 2 years with pirahnas. never touched them as long as i had them.

12-03-2009, 12:30 AM
You definitely need to buy a bigger tank and should not be even considering adding more fish until the pirahna has been rehomed.