When you breed Piranhas one thing you should always remember and keep in mind about Piranha fish facts is that their native environment is the Amazon Rivers. Even though you can’t make your own fish pond or the tank an Amazon River you can still bring some elements into it so that you create a good environment for these predators to start breeding.
As you see we have selected a pond instead of a fish tank and the tank has been seasoned for few months and river weeds and lotus plants have brought in the liveliness to the tank which Piranhas have fell in love easily.
When the rainy season starts that’s the time you should keep an eye on your fish tank as it is the time they start breeding. In the Amazon waters, when the rainy season starts the water will start getting clear and the new water that floats in creates the best time for them to get going!
We have fixed a water filtering system to the pond so that the water is clean and gives them the right amount of Oxygen to breath in… remember your Piranhas don’t like dirty water and that’s not a place for them to start breeding!
Do you spot the blacky in the picture? That’s the male Piranha who is rotating around the area where the female has laid the eggs. These red bellies who were glowing with their red color figures turn black when they are ready to breed which is the first thing you would notice if you keep an eye on them.
While the female looks bit thicker the male will look thinner which can be quite difficult to figure out unless you are somewhat of a pro Piranha lover..
Our tank is full of 10-12 piranhas and the breeding couple was spotted digging a pit to start laying the eggs.
After the female has laid the eggs, male keeps circling around the eggs and making sure he creates enough oxygen going for the eggs and the female will be staying little behind the male still keeping a closer eye own her little bubbles she has laid in.