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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Predatory - Piranhas> Pike Piranha Elongate Piranha Serrasalmus elongatus
Pike Piranha Elongate Piranha Serrasalmus elongatus
Category: Predatory - Piranhas
Price: £84.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: Temporarily out of stock
Care Level: Expert only
Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic
Schooling Fish: No
Diet: Special Needs
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Serrasalmus elongatus (Pike Piranha, Elongate Piranha)
An elongate piranha of medium size notable for its angular snout and slender build. Essentially plain silver with faint black spots on the body, a small, round black spot behind the gill covers, and a horizontal black "mask" across the eyes and gill covers.
Very distinctive and unlikely to be mistaken for any other piranha. Only rarely traded.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
An aggressive loner that needs to be kept in its own aquaria. Sensitive to poor water quality and requires a tank with lots of water movement and plenty of oxygen, but otherwise does well in sufficiently large aquaria.
Wild fish feed primarily on (whole) small fish and the fins and scales of larger fish. In aquaria live foods including earthworms and river shrimps are favoured for settling in. Settled fish will eat whitebait and chunky seafood happily, and after a time may be trained to take pellets and flake too.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||South America: Amazon and Orinoco river systems|
|Size||Up to 30 cm in the wild, smaller in captivity|
|Water Parameters||Soft and slightly acidic water recommended|