Gibbus Piranha (Serrasalmus gibbus)

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Gibbus Piranha

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Gibbus Piranha

Serrasalmus gibbus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")




6.5 - 7.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

6-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Gibbus Piranha, Gold Piranha, Silver-Scaled Piranha, Castelnau's Piranha

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are thicker and stockier than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Must be kept in a species tank only, preferably kept individually.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This Piranha's diet mainly consists of fish, they will take dead fish and it's not necessary to offer live fish. Occasionally will take plant matter also.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Once a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Needs an exceptionally large spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space and excellent filtration.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An aggressive fish, must not be kept with others.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A large high-sided laterally compressed fish with the typical Piranha under bite and visible teeth. This fish has highly iridescent silver scales with slight golden yellow hues.

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