Erythrinidae

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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 name Difficulty Maximum Size Minimum Tank Size
Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus Golden Trahira
Aimara
Gold Wolf Fish
Challenging 15.74803149606315.748 in40 cm 7575 gal283.906 liters
283,905.884 mL
Hoplias malabaricus Tiger Tetra
Trahira
Wolf Fish
Wolf Tetra
Tiger Fish
Mud Characin
Moderate 18.89763779527618.898 in48 cm 7575 gal283.906 liters
283,905.884 mL
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