Hydrolycus scomberoides

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Venezuela,Guyanas,North. Amazon river
Length : 40 cm - 15"
Min. length aquarium : 400 cm - 150"
English names : Sabretooth tetra, Payara
This aggressive schooling fish is not suited for an aquarium in our living room.  He is very rapacious and smaller fish are eaten because he thinks it is food.  You can only keep them in a very large show aquarium (for instance in a zoo) together with other large fishes.  I don't advise to buy this fish.

You should give them live food such as small fishes.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

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