View Full Version : Piranhas

11-13-2006, 07:14 PM
My name is Dr. Jason
I am new to this web site and would like to take the time to briefly introduce myself.

I recently purchased a 90 gallon tank (3 months ago) and put 8 red bellied piranhas inside. They are presently approximately 2" in length and coexist (at least for the present time) with 6 danios.

I also purchased a 20 gallon tank. I am trying to breed platys. In this tank I have I feeder goldfish, 4 danios, 2 snails, and 3 platys.

How does one differentiate between male and female piranhas?

Does anyone have any advice they can give me regarding piranhas?

Dr. J

11-13-2006, 08:35 PM
hello there! Piranhas sure are cool, aren't they? Sexing them is said to be difficult, but if you look closely, the females are more robust and thick-bodied and the male is more thin/skinny.

Good luck with your fish! I hear they are extremely satisfying fish friends.

I forgot to add this link:

A very helpful site dealing strictly with piranha care. I would trust this site more than a random link I would find on google.

11-14-2006, 03:21 PM
even harder to breed them