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Pirahna having a snack

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cptn5spd, Mar 1, 2007.

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    Full Story >>> w/video http://www.courant.com/ktla-pet-piranha-bites-off-toddlers-fingertip,0,3800447.story
     
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    Pretty cool. What did you feed him when he was the size of a quarter?
     
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    I always wanted to get a few pirahnas. But I always wondered: How do you clean the tank?

    I was told that they only bite if you start moving your arm a lot, kinda like an animal swimming, but if you jsut move slowly they wont bit. Is that true?
     
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    recycling threads.
     
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    Cptn5spd probably waited around 5 years for a response and recently gave up [smile]
     
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    When I was setting up my 75 gallon tank, I looked into getting piranhas. I chose not to because of how messy they are - you will have to do a lot of cleaning in the tank. If you buy them when they are small, and they get used to your hand in the tank, they will leave you alone.
     
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    Where can you get them?
     
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    Nothing really exciting, just looked like an Oscar swallowing a small fish.
     
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    I get caught by the wife just staring at that for way to long some times.
     
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    It's not her is it? Would love to know where you found that at too!
     
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    A long time ago I took a trip to RI and bought eight of the small red bellies. Very aggressive when about the size of a silver dollar but they tend to eat each other if any of them get hurt or weakened. One got to be about the size of a softball before he croaked. Problem with them is they STARE at you all the time. Easily startled when you flip on and off lights or enter a room if the tank is near the door.

    Enjoyable but you have to find a source of good quality feeders or they will eventually get all sorts of parasites and fungus.
     
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    When the band was leaving the crib, a "roadie" blew up the tank with an M-80. The oscars were freaking for the three seconds they survived. The baby grand had a similar fate when the legs were blown off.
     
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    I bet you they get parasites because people feed them live fish. With salt water fish that problem is easily solved by feeding them fresh water fish. But with fresh water, its a little harder. I would only feed them mice, and some chicken.

    I hear piranhas love liberals.
     
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