Pike Piranha (Serrasalmus elongatus)

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Pike Piranha

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Pike Piranha

Serrasalmus elongatus

379 Litres (100 US G.)

25-30 cm (9.8-11.8")




5.5 - 7.5

23.9-25.6°C (75 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

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.

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