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Serrasalmus serrulatus

Category: Predatory - Piranhas

Size: 10-12cm

Price: £99.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 1 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Difficult

Schooling Fish: No


Beautiful wild caught serrulatus from our recent Peruvian shipment.

Piranha identification is very tricky with younger specimens of many species.Feel free to request a photo before you order so you can be happy with the identification.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 10-12cm

Serrasalmus serrulatus

A relatively small piranha species with a silvery grey body that is marked with indistinct vertical bars and a large dark band immediately behind the pectoral fin (the so-called humeral spot). The tail fin is black while the other fins are clear.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

An aggressive loner that is best kept in its own system. Although it is small enough to be considered for robust community tanks alongside armoured catfish, in practise there is little point to doing this. Like most piranhas these fish are skittish and simply do better in a quiet, well planted tank with lots of shade.

Quite an omnivorous species, wild fish consuming appreciable quantities of plant material, particularly fruit, along with the usual small fish and aquatic invertebrates. May peck at soft plants if it is feeling hungry.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Amazon River
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 19 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-7.5