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  1. Default Weird Red Belly Piranha Behavior

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    So, i was just watching my piranha's from up the stairs, they were un aware i was watching, and i seen some weird behavior, the smaller piranha would position itself 180* to the larger one, and then flap its tail fin in it's face and re position itself beside it 180* again. This just started recently, and i also see that it goes 90* to it, putting its head right to it's body, and basically giving it a little push. The larger piranha is not cooperating at all, and just floats there.

    What is causing this behavior? I added a new piece of driftwood around a month ago, and the wood has tinged the water color slightly amber. I've added more filtration in a Fluval U3, and gave my sump a good cleaning. Could i have caused stress to them causing them to act this way?

    Or is this just a simple pecking order complication?

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    Just to clear things up.

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    Wow! Great Diagram, LOL! Im not sure about the Pirahna but you definately explained whats going on clear enough!!!

    Google is your friend. Use it!!!

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    Could very possibly be breeding behavior. In good conditions RPB's will breed like cichlids...
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    Oh boy, well that might convince me to hold onto them a little longer, might want to try and give it a go to try and get them to breed. How would one convince them to breed? Tonight i put a couple shields over the top of the tank to darken it a bit so that they didnt have such an intense light. Would that help?

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    Anyone else got some ideas?

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    Dang mine breed back in the 80's orange eggs but they were biting each other, well one of them anyway had a good piece gone from the back.

    Never raised the eggs as was heading over seas.


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    Breeding or a territorial display. How large, old and many piranha do you have? What size tank is it?
    3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon

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    Well i couldn't tell if there was nipping or not.

    They are 9"-8", i have two, and it's a 67.7 gallon.

    The weird thing is that they're always side by side. The one is basically glued to the other, The smaller one is the one that follows, and was the one that was doing the tail slapping. They're always together, mainly because they're afraid of being alone.
    Last edited by ippielb; 01-10-2011 at 03:20 AM.

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