Oscar and Piranhas

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  1. fishyfinder

    fishyfinder Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    ok here it is i just got a new 55 gallon for my oscar and i was wondering if two piranhas could live with him peacefully:confused:
     
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  3. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    You know I am going to go out on a limb here and say yes. Piranhas are not anywhere as vicious as hollywood would like us to belive, especailly tank raise which I belive is the only type available here in the states anymore, although on that I may be wrong.

    I belive a good sized oscar would be fine. I have had oscars, really large ones but never had piranhas, even small ones. But Oscars are not slouches themselves so I think that they might be okay.
     
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    fishyfinder Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    alrighty then thank you very much
     
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    ShrimpSkin Bristle Worm

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    I have had both and once in the same tank, personally I wouldn't do it. If you do make sure the oscars are much bigger and the pirhanas are well fed.
     
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    thank you for the info thats a big help
     
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    zeus_roush Plankton

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    oscar

    i would think the piranhas would slowly pick the oscar to death.
     
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  9. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    depends on the kind of piranha. a yellow belly or black belly piranha at only 2" would tear up any oscar. You may be ok for a short time with a pair of red belly piranha, if well fed, but don't count on it.
     
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    I have had numerous piranhas, and in opinion the oscar would be gone in a matter of days. Only hope is to always have feeders in the tank. The red belly's that I had killed for "fun" they would take one bit and let the fish die, a real mess. Just my 2 cents.

    Dustin
     
  11. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    See every one has an opinion, that what makes interesting.

    Like I said I never had any Piranhas but I know people who have and they all have had them with other fish in the tank. Most only had 1 or 2 including my grandfather who had them in the same tank as a pair of very large Texas Cichlid's a Pacu which is the Piranhas vegetarian cousin and several Plecos and he never had a problem. In fact the Chichlid's pretty much ran the tank as I remember it. Oscars are a pretty formidable fish so I figure they should be okay. Oh and yes I agree only if all are kept well fed.
     
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    thank you all i think im just going to build a tank just for piranhas i like my oscar alot and dont want him hurt:cheesy: