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Red Tail Barracuda (Acestrorhynchus falcatus)
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Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Aggressive
Water Conditions: 76-82° F, KH 8-15, pH 6.8-7.4
Max. Size: 11"
Color Form: White
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: South America
Family: Acestrorhynchidae

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The Red Tail Barracuda is an ominous looking fish with a long, slender, silver body with a bright red tail. The most distinguishing characteristic of this fish is the large sharp teeth that are easily seen. Often referred to as the Dog Characin, Freshwater Barracuda, Spotted Cachorro, or the Amazon Cachorro, this fish is a Characin related to both tetras and the piranha.

A 70 gallon or larger aquarium that is well established is ideal for this species. Provide the Red Tail Barracuda with driftwood in order to maintain a neutral to slightly acidic pH and soft water. There should be plenty of open swimming areas. A vicious predator, the Red Tail Barracuda should only be housed with other more aggressive predacious fish of similar size. Ideally, it is best to not place this species with territorial species of Cichlids.

The breeding habits of this species are unknown, and the Red Tail Barracuda has yet to be spawned in the home aquarium.

The Red Tail Barracuda is a carnivore and should be fed a variety of live foods such as small fish and crustaceans.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"


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