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Erythrinidae, also known as Trahiras, are a family of freshwater fish found in the rivers of South America. There are 3 genera and 14 species in this family belonging to the order Characiformes. They are very common and are usually caught with hooks by fishermen, partially because of their voracious behaviour. Some of these fish are predators. Others have the ability to breathe air and move over land between ponds.

 Common nameDifficultyMaximum SizeMinimum Tank Size
Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatusGolden Trahira
Gold Wolf Fish
Challenging40 cm75 gal
Hoplias malabaricusTiger Tetra
Wolf Fish
Wolf Tetra
Tiger Fish
Mud Characin
Moderate48 cm75 gal