Freshwater Baracuda Acestrorhynchus falcirostris Acestrorhynchus falcirostris
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Freshwater Barracuda - Acestrorhynchus falcirostris

Species name: Acestrorhynchus falcirostris

Synonym: Acestrorhynchus falcirostris

Common name: Freshwater baracuda, Dog characin, Amazon Cachorro

Family: Characidae

Order: Cypriniformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 40 cm / 16 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Amazon basin

Temperament: Predatory

Company: Acestrorhynchus falcirostris (Freshwater baracuda) is a predator and should only be kept with equal sized and larger fish.

Water parameters: Temperature 24-28°C / 75-82°F; pH 6.0 - 8.0

Aquarium setup: Acestrorhynchus falcirostris (Freshwater baracuda) requires due to its size a very large aquarium. The aquarium should be filtrated to keep the water clean. The aquarium should be decorated with a lot of plants along the sides as the species otherwise tends to crash into the glass. Leave a lot of open space to swim on in the middle of the aquarium.

Feeding: Acestrorhynchus falcirostris (Freshwater baracuda) prefers live fish. Might be trained to accept dead fish if training starts when they are young.

Breeding: Unknown


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