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It looks like it will do the job.
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as long as it keeps them IN, then it's a rousing success. The last one I'd made I covered with duct tape, and I really didn't feel like dealing with loose tape again.

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I have read when foods bigger than there mouth they use there claws to tear it apart.
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Depending on how much "too big" it is, they'll try using their front feet to tear it apart, if that doesn't work, those powerful hind legs start kicking. We had one kick the head clean off of a guppy because it was too big to swallow whole. it was kind of gross lol

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Scary too.
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I've had piranhas, farm dogs, and barn cats, I've seen much worse...

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Pirahnas dont do the best in captivity. People keep them alone and expect them to be brutual killers.
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Some species are supposed to be housed singly, and they ARE aggressive, but they aren't true piranhas. They're a close cousin of the pygocentrus species, called Serrasalmus. Rhombeus piranhas get large (13-15") will kill tankmates in close quarters, and have attacked their keepers. Occasionally a shoal of pygocentrus piranhas have attacked someone with their hands in the tanks, a toddler had to have her finger re-attached after her father cut it out of the P. nattererri's belly last summer.

But generally (and like bettas, there are exceptions to the rules) any pygocentrus species (nattererri, piraya, caribe) housed by itself will be shy, because they shoal for safety. But even solo piranhas will attack non-piranha tankmates, and that's never a pretty sight, and hard to clean.

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(I don't bring anything home that I haven't done or am willing to do the necessary research)

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