This video shows
a Fresh Water Barracuda. Click
here for information about buying this fish.
Click on the images above.
Scientific Name: Ctenolucius hujeta
This picture shows three young 5" long Fresh Water Barracudas swimming together. These fish usually stay together along side one another in a
group. They can grow to be 9" long and probably live for many years.
Fresh Water Barracudas are predators that eat fish that will fit into their mouths. Like most predaceous fish they will
ignore most fish that they can't swallow. This fish is also called a Blunt Nosed Car, Gar Characin, and Hujeta Gar.
Eventually a very large aquarium with an
exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel,
and a maximum of 1/4 inch of
gravel. The water temperature should be between 75 and 80 degrees F. Click
for general information about warm water aquariums.
When they are young, Fresh Water Barracudas eat small fish such as guppies, live and frozen brine shrimp, and
small worms such as Black Worms. Click
here to read more about Black Worms.
for more general information about feeding fish.
We have kept a few Fresh Water Barracudas in our aquariums for a few weeks, until they were acclimated and ready
to be shipped to the customers, who ordered them, so we don't feel qualified to discuss compatibility.
The Fresh Water Barracudas, shown in the video at the top of this page, live in a very large aquarium with several other Fresh Water Barracudas, a few Anostomus
species, and several Anableps. A Plecostomus Catfish would also be a compatible tank mate for Fresh Water Barracudas. Click
here to read more about several other groups of compatible fish.
Size and Lifespan
The Freshwater Barracuda can grow to 9" long. This species probably lives for several years.
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