Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
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3785 Litres (1000 US G.)
180-200 cm (70.9-78.7")
8.1 - 8.4
22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Commerson's Sea Pike, Barra, Snoek, Short Barracuda, Striped Seapike, Barracouta
Additional scientific names
- Agrioposphyraena barracuda, Esox barracuda
- Commonly found in oceans worldwide.
- Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable.
- This fish can be kept solitary, in pairs, or in groups. It cannot be housed with smaller fish as they will be eaten.
- A carnivorous fish that may prove difficult to wean onto dead food. Does well on meaty foods such as freeze-dried/frozen fish and shrimp.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- This fish must have a large tank, ideally a long, and/or circular raceway shaped, if not wide tank with a secure lid as they may jump. Found on open water, and reefs, making them suitable for a non-reef, or reef aquarium depending on preference.
- A predator of all zones in the aquarium. Often found solitary or in shoals, with adults commingling with juveniles In the wild.
- An elongated slender fish with a long snout and mouth, the upper jaw being slightly longer than the lower. The body is iridescent silver in colour. The caudal fin is forked with a few black spots on the caudal peduncle. Adults have a dark back for countershading.
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