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Saber Tusk Barracuda or Vampire Tetra

Native to: Upper Amazon River system in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador
Max Size about 250 – 300 mm or 11inches
Temp: 79-84 °F
pH: 6.0 – 8.0
Hardness: 36 – 268 ppm

This species is pelagic and adults tend to be associated w flowing stretches of main river channels and larger tributaries of both white and black water rivers. Maximum Standard Length

Your aquarium should ideally be designed to resemble a flowing stream or river w a substrate of variably-sized rocks, sand, fine gravel, and some larger water-worn boulders. Can be furnished w driftwood roots and branches if you wish but be sure to leave plenty of open swimming space.  While the majority of aquatic plants will fail to thrive in such surroundings hardy genera such as Microsorum, Bolbitis, or Anubias spp. can be grown attached to the décor.  Like many fishes that naturally inhabit running waters it’s intolerant to the accumulation of organic wastes and requires spotless water at all times in order to thrive.