Pike Piranha (Serrasalmus elongatus)
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379 Litres (100 US G.)
25-30 cm (9.8-11.8")
5.5 - 7.5
23.9-25.6°C (75 -78 °F)
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- Pike Piranha, Slender Piranha, Elongated Piranha
Additional scientific names
- Serrasalmus pingke
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: found in Rio Orinoco and Amazon basins across Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to visually sex and not known to spawn in captivity.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Highly aggressive fish, in a lone species tank only. Groups should only be attempted in very large tanks.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This Piranha has a much longer body shape than other more rounded Piranhas. It is iridescent silver in colour with slight yellow/gold hues and with large eyes and visible teeth.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )