That is a Hujeta Gar (at least that's what it's called around
here). the actual latin name has already been posted. it's definately
not an arowana. look at the relative sizw of the scales, the spot and
tail color, snout and eye size
Don't Let anyone tell you otherwise what you
have is a Ctenolucius Hujeta/Rocket Gar. The "Freshwater Barracudas"
are referred to the family Acestrorhynchus (not what you have, I own
Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris) . The Hujeta/Rocket Gar is a peaceful,
predatory, piscivore that relishes live fishes over anything else. They
do well in medium hard/soft water with the temperature range from 73-80
It is a Pike Characin (Ctenolucius Hujeta)
I have four ranging from 3 inches to 6 inches. They are not rare at
all, I'm living in Taiwan and every fish shop has them and they cost
around US$1-2 each for a 4 inch specimen. My smallest one leapt out
of the tank and died but the others are settled and do not jump out
my uncovered tank. I keep them with my 2 African Tiger Fish, 3 Bala
Sharks, 2 unknown barbs, and catfish. Mine also only eat live feeder
This is a Ctenolucius Hujeta also known as
a pike characin or slant nosed gar. The term "freshwater barracuda "
is for Acestrorhynchus falcatus and Acestrorhynchus falcirostris. Great
fish to own but mine will eat live only.
This is a ctenolucius hujeta... no doubt about
it. I've had several and you can't mistake those markings. There are
a lot of fish with similar shapes and colors, but the ctenolucius hujeta
is the only one I've ever seen with that black dot.
From: Amanda Christensen
This is a freshwater barracuda (ctenolucius hujeta, I believe).
Mine is about 5 inches long and eats rosy minnows. I haven't been
successful with dried food. I've read he needs aged water and great
aeration, but is a jumper. Slightly acidic. I've also read that he is
rare, but I bought mine for only 13 dollars. Very cool fish. Gets to
9" or more and likes floating plants as he spends most of his time at
surface like a needlefish.
Certainly does look like an Arowana But looks
a bit young / pictures not really clear. Have a look at:
and see if your fish looks like these.
This is a haluta. they are in the same family
as the halfbeaks. i've had them in the past and just bought another
pair recently. full grown they are about 12" long.
Freshwater Barracuda, Hujeta, I have 3 of them. Good in groups. In
Los Angeles, the fish suppliers call it a Hydro Gar. Go figure. It is not
an Arowana!!! I have a silver arrowana as well. The larger FB loves the
arrowana. Like pals or something. Really cool fish to keep.
Yes that is a FW barracuda,it is a Hujeta for
sure ,I have 3 myself but mine are Acestrorhynchus falcatus .I have 2
red tailed and 1 yellow tailed. Here is a link to that fish http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fishindx/c-hujeta.htm
the link to mine is
This is a Ctenolucius Hujeta. I have see it
called a Rocket Gar or Freshwater Barracuda, although it doesn't really
resemble the other freshwater barracudas I have seen like the Acestrorhynchus