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you cant they are illegal here ! rather stick to silver dollars!! they are as close as you will get
 

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Pacu's are a nice choice too
 

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you cant they are illegal here ! rather stick to silver dollars!! they are as close as you will get


Calvin, do you know why are they illegal? i was in a freshwater lfs near home yesterday and they were £5 each (R70) and there were plenty of them.
 

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Calvin, do you know why are they illegal? i was in a freshwater lfs near home yesterday and they were £5 each (R70) and there were plenty of them.
Wee-man, I stand for correction, but I think they are not so much banned here but not allowed to be imported anymore. It's got to do with them being overfished in South America much the same as many of the catfish species.
 

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Wee-man, I stand for correction, but I think they are not so much banned here but not allowed to be imported anymore. It's got to do with them being overfished in South America much the same as many of the catfish species.

Cheers, i will do a little digging to see if they are on the endangered list in the UK, or are we breeding them over here??
 

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I think the main problem here, is they can survive in our natural water systems....not good.
 
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Alan hit the nail on the head! They are an enviromental threat
 

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What about Oscars? They kinda look like piranha's and are also aggressive eaters. They're quite good magicians - when I had my oscars my friend came to my house once and said "look what I bought for your tank..." and as he was dumping the bag I shouted to stop him - damn those oscars made that siamese fighting fish dissappear quickly!
 
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wow thanks guys for all the reply's, my flat mate and i want to get a fish tank, coz i miss mine so much i had a NANO as i see you guys call it, with Malawi's in them damn they were beautifull, ( if only they could stop eating each orther) lol, so yeah we decided on getting Piranha's
 
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How big is your tank cos they grow very big. My uncle has a 2m tank and the pacu out grew the tank. they need alot of room
 
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I don't have a tank yet,:blushing: need to look around, im new in Jhb and have no clue were the pet shops are around here, so i need to get one, any sugestions on what i need to begin with and the cost? please
 
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