Black Diamond Gold Piranha - Serrasalmus spilopleura
Species name: Serrasalmus spilopleura
Synonym: Serrasalmo aesopus
Common name: Black Diamond Gold Piranha
Maximum size: 28 cm / 11 inches
Origin: Widespread through the Amazon basin
Company: Serrasalmus spilopleura (Black Diamond Gold Piranha) can be kept with other species that are the same size or larger the Black Diamond Gold Piranha.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-25˚C / 72-77˚F; pH 6.2 – 6.8
Aquarium setup: Serrasalmus spilopleura (Black Diamond Gold Piranha) requires a large aquarium: the aquarium should be well filtered. Decorate the aquarium with many caves and other hiding places. Plants are beneficial and might be required to breed this species. Should only be kept in groups.
Feeding: They accept frozen food
Breeding: Serrasalmus spilopleura (Black Diamond Gold Piranha) can be breed in aquariums and the eggs are laid among the roots of plants. The eggs hatch after 24 hours and can be feed brine shrimp when they become free swimming.
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