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Can you get carnivorous tropical fish as pets?

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June 02, 2016 2:56AM

Yes. Most tropical fish are carnivorous. Even a guppy is carnivorous. If you are referring to fish like Piranha, then only certain species are allowed to be kept in the U.S.A. Southern states, places that Piranha and other Amazonian carnivorous fish may thrive, they can not be purchased.

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June 22, 2007 12:24PM

There are many varieties of carnivorous tropical fish available. everything from Oscars and Jack Dempseys, to Pirhanna.

I Don't know about other places but here in the US where I live Pirhanna are illegal and can carry a sentince of up to four years in prison per fish.