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Acestrorhynchus falcatus


Family: Acestrorhynchidae
Species: Acestrorhynchus falcatus
Common Name: Red Tail Barracuda, Spotted Cachorro.
Size: Up to 10.75 in (27 cm) in the wild.
Habitat: South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and rivers of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana
Min Tank Size: 100 (400 litre) Gallons for a small school.
Diet: Carnivorous: Prefers live food however may except earthworms, frozen or freezed dried chunky food such as freshwater shrimp.
Behavior: Active predator will eat smaller fish. Peaceful to its own kind. prefers to be in shoals.
Water: Water Chemistry not overly critical, 75 -82°F (24 28°C) pH 6.0-7.5 dH range: 4 - 18
Care: Large Open spaces, with plants and driftwood. Easily spooked.
Communities: Can be housed with larger fish and large bottom feeders.
Suitability: Intermediate, may jump, Lids should be required for this fish.

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Acestrorhynchus falcatus




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