Pike Piranha - Serrasalmus elongatus Serrasalmus elongatus
Pike Piranha


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Pike Piranha - Serrasalmus elongatus

Species name: Serrasalmus elongatus


Common name: Pike Piranha

Family: Serrasalmidae

Order: Characins

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 30 cm / 12 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Widespread through the Amazon basin

Temperament: Aggressive

Company: Serrasalmus elongates (Pike Piranha) are aggressive fish that will nip and eat the fins and scales of any fishes it are kept with

Water parameters: Temperature 22-25˚C / 72-77˚F; pH 5.0 – 7.0

Aquarium setup: Serrasalmus elongates (Pike Piranha) Should be kept in a heavily planted aquarium with some open areas. The bottom should be covered with a sand gravel mix. The aquarium should be heavily circulated with areas wth calmer water.

Feeding: Serrasalmus elongates (Pike Piranha) should be feed live food.

Breeding: Unknown.

Serrasalmus elongatus - Pike Piranha picture
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Pike Piranha - Serrasalmus elongatus picture
Serrasalmus elongatus - Pike Piranha picture. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk

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