How Much Does a Piranha Cost?

Known for its extremely sharp teeth and appetite for meat, these fish are very dangerous, especially if there are other fish in your tank.  Piranhas can often be found in any South American river., and today, there are more than 30 species on record.

Piranha by Jim, the Photographer, on Flickr
Piranha” (CC BY 2.0) by  Jim, the Photographer

How much does a piranha cost?

VarietyCost (each)
Altuvei $175 to $225
Blue Diamond$150 to $250 (less than 4 inches)
Caribe $150 to $250
Denticulatus$70 to $100
Eigenmanni $30 to $50
Elongatus$110 to $150
Elongatus $80 to $150
Gibbus $150 to $225
Gold $300 to $500
Gold Diamond$25 to $35
Hollandi $20 to $40
Humeralis$200 to $300
Irritans $250 to $325
Manuelli $225 to $250
Medinai $225 to $300
Muda $50 to $75
Peru Black$175 to $250
Piraya - $200 to $300 (4 to 6 inches)
- $1,500+ for piranha larger than 13 inches.
Purple Spilo$65 to $95
Red Belly$10 to $20
Red Diamond/Red Throat$40 to $50
Scapularis $50 to $75
Ternetzi $50 to $75
Violet Line$175 to $250
Violet Lined Geryl$450 to $550
Wimple$30 to $50

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Average Reported Cost: $700

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  1. ricky (cleveland,  Ohio) paid $700 and said:

    about 50 dollars for the fish and 650 for tank. i pay about 60 monthly for 2 fish.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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