Feb 19, 2014 - I need to know where to buy piranhas that I can keep as pets in a fish ..
Buy a healthy piranha. When you are shopping in a pet store, a piranha that is alert and aware is a healthy one. Another thing to look for is whether the fish is eager to eat or not. The eagerness to eat is also one sign that the piranha is healthy. Avoid, however, piranhas that are injured, swimming irregularly, and diseased. Getting piranhas like this can only mean a disappointment as most of the time, they will not survive the first week at home.
I’ve always wanted to have pet piranhas since I was a little boy. It may sound dorky to a lot of you guys but I don’t care. I need to know where to buy piranhas that I can keep as pets in a fish aquarium. Can someone help me out on where I can purchase some and maybe some details regarding how to care for them. How hard is this to do for a total beginner of the aquarium industry? I am a bit timid about it..
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What is your first thought when you hear “How much does it cost to buy a piranha?” Crazed pet owners? A future serial killer? Perhaps someone that has gone one step too far in developing an unexpected and effective booby trap? If so, it may surprise you that piranhas are actually considered great pets, and fabulous additions to home aquariums.I think this is a red bellied pacu, not a flesh eating piranha. They are in the same family, but you can buy pacu’s at pet store’s. They are herbivore’s and can grow quite large depending on the fish tank size. I had a 40 gallon tank and my pacu, before it died was this big if not a little bigger. I think someone dumped their pet fish in the lake because it got too big for their tank.Before buying a piranha for a pet, check with your local and state regulations. Many states ban piranhas because people sometimes release them into the wild; introducing non-native species can wreak havoc on your local environment. Non-native species can compete with indigenous ones for food, sometimes endangering the other species' survival. Also, state governments often don't want to risk local fisherman catching piranhas unexpectedly and potentially becoming injured. Even if you have no intention of releasing a pet piranha, always follow local regulations.Many aquarium stores will sell piranha, go to an aquarium store though, not a pet store. Check your local laws before you go out to buy them, as they are illegal in some places. If your local fish store doesn't have any in stock, they should be able to order some in.These freshwater fish are terrifyingly described as "voraciously carnivorous," meaning they eat meat with great enthusiasm. Humans aren't often bitten by piranhas, but it does happen in some parts of South America. You also can't buy a piranha as a pet in many parts of the world—and if you do, it's best not to get two of them, since the weaker fish is often killed by the stronger one.I would recommend tilapia,salmon any lean fish you find thats not too expensive..I found the best and most cost effective food source is jumbo silversides ..Go to a local bait store and ask for jumbo spearing(silversides)..You can be cut into chunks or feed whole..You get a ziplock bag full for like 5 bucks depending on your local bait store price..much cheaper then buy regular silversides from pet store..I think its nesessary to provide your piranhas with whole fish more often then not.