My name is Lucien, after spending some time on most hobby forums I recently went a little more "inactive" on the forums, because I decided to focus mainly on the scientific aspects of the hobby.
I still visit most forums every now and then though, so being invited over here made me decide to join of course
In the past I've kept nattereris, rhombeus and geryi, but do not have an aquarium anymore. I'm one of the few who is more interested in the specimen either dried, or preserved in formalin.
I use them to look for the scientific aspects that have only been vaguely described so far. For example the swimbladders - In his work "Le genre Serrasalmus du bas Tocantins (Bresil) et description de S.geryi", Géry mentioned the swimbladders of each species were different. There are only a few drawings of it, so I wanted to see for myself what they are in reality.
So instead of moderating some forums, I started my own website (www.piranha-info.eu) just because I feel that science does not always fit into a hobby forum.
There are not many species available over here in Holland, so if someone has a dead species he wants to get rid of, please let me know !