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  1. #1

    Default Vampire Characin

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    Anyone here with experience of keeping Vampire Characin(payara)?

    I'm looking to get one for my upcoming 130gal. My question is if this is the smaller version of the Payara Armatus which i do not want to get. What should i pay extra attention to? I do know that they need strong currents in the tank and also require very clean water conditions.

    Also saw my lfs selling these fishes and they all seem not to move much and always stationary in 45degrees angle. Is this normal? Should i buy from them?

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    i think vamp charcins are sabertooth tetras if im not mistaken. they are okay fish. only thing is from what i've heard/read they are often hard to convert to manufactured food, and even them supplamenting with live food is almost a must. similar to how snails is a must for puffers. weather the live food thing is true or not im not sure, but ive read several people who say that they feed them mostly gut loaded feeders. i know they get quite big too xD

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    Are you talking about this fish
    if so, it'll grow waaaay to huge for even a 130 gallon tank.
    American League Champions! TIGERS!

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    Oh yeah thats the one. But i'm looking at getting the smaller sub species. Problem is my lfs is selling juveniles, even the shopkeeper has problems telling the difference. Thats why i need advise before i make a purchase. Its either this or a pair of torpedo barbs. Got 2 mths to decide.

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    im not sure this tetra i dont think has a sub-species, i could be wrong, however i've never seen or heard of one if they have.

  6. #6


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    The more i try to read up on it the more i get confused. Theres Hydrolicus scomberoides , Hydrolicus armatus, Hydrolicus Tatauaia, Peixe-cachorro:
    Rhaphiodon vulpinus, Rhaphiodon Sp.. Sub family/species : Cynodontidae
    Bah.. think i'll pass on this.
    Last edited by Nemitzx; 04-13-2012 at 12:41 PM.

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