Hoplias malabaricus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Erythrinidae
Origin : North and middle South America
Length : 50 cm - 20"
Min. length aquarium : > 300 cm - 120"
English names : Trahira, Wolf fish, Tiger fish, Wolf tetra, Tiger tetra
This large, predatory fish is not suited at all for the aquarium in our home.  They should be kept in a large public aquarium in a zoo.  Do not combine with small fish as they will likely be mistaken for food and eaten.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones.  Some well anchored, hard plants can be used as a decoration as well.  A strong filter is recommended.  Mature animals bite very quick.

You should give them large live food such as fish.  Fishmeat and beefheart are accepted as well.  Young fishes accept dry food after habituation.

Breeding is not possible in the aquarium at home.

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