Cynodontidae

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Cynodontidae, or Dogtooth Characins, are a family of freshwater fishes found in the Neotropics. They belong to the order Characiformes, the family is not very diverse with only 5 genera and 14 species. They have a very peculiar shape, and their name derives from their elongated and well developed canines which they mainly use to eat other fish. Their pectoral fins are also expanded. The maximum length reached is 65 cm.


Common name Difficulty Maximum Size Minimum Tank Size
Cynodon gibbus Vampire Fish Challenging 11.02362204724411.024 in28 cm 150150 gal567.812 liters
567,811.767 mL
Hydrolycus scomberoides Vampire Tetra
Sabretooth Tetra
Payara
Sabre Tooth Piranha
Vampire Piranha
Sabre Tusk Barracuda
Sabre Tooth Barracuda
Vampire Fish
Challenging 3030 in76.2 cm 250250 gal946.353 liters
946,352.945 mL
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