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Yellow Tail Barracuda Acestrorhynchus falcatus



Acestrorhynchus falcatus, Amazon Cachorro, Dog Characin, Freshwater Barracuda, Red Tail Barracuda, Spotted Cachorro

Water Temp: 76-82° F
KH 8-15
pH 6.8-7.4
Max. Size: 11″
Native to: South America
Family: Acestrorhynchidae

This fish is a characin related to both tetras and the piranha! The Yellow Tail Barracuda is a threatening looking fish with a long, slender silver body with a bright tail. It is known for its large large sharp teeth that are easily seen.

A larger aquarium that is well established with plants is ideal for this species of Barracuda. Offer driftwood in order to maintain a neutral to slightly acidic pH and softer water as well as plenty of open swimming areas.

This is a vicious predator should only be housed with other more aggressive predacious fish of similar size. The Barracuda is a carnivore and should be fed a variety of live foods such as small fish and crustaceans! Shipped usually about 3″ depending on season. Mediums are more than 3″+.

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