Brandti Piranha (Serrasalmus brandtii)

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Brandti Piranha

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Brandti Piranha

Serrasalmus brandtii

454 Litres (120 US G.)

21-30 cm (8.3-11.8")




5.5 - 7.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

5-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-18 years



Additional names

Brandtii Piranha, White Piranha

Additional scientific names

Serrasalmus brandti

Tank compatibility[edit]

A highly aggressive fish that should be kept in a species tank, usually only working with one individual fish. On rare occasions they have been kept with large Plecos or Raphael Catfish but this is not recommended.


Will take most meaty foods including shrimp, fish such as silversides or other fish fillets (Feeder Fish are NOT recommended), mussels, squid, meal worms and insects, as well as pellets and flake.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.


A large and rare piranha. It's scales are silver or gold iridescent, occasionally with brownish tints, the head is depressed and the fins are mostly translucent. The anal fin can have a hint of red to it and the caudal fin can have a darker base. The eyes are large and silver.


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