Spotted Cachorro (Acestrorhynchus falcatus)

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Spotted Cachorro

Juvenile Spotted Cachorro

Acestrorhynchus falcatus

322 Litres (85 US G.)

27-28 cm (10.6-11")




6.0 - 7.5

21.1-23.9°C (70 -75 °F)

6-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Live Foods

8-12 years



Additional names

Red-Tailed Freshwater Barracuda

Additional scientific names

Salmo falcatus, Salmo pulverulentus, Xiphorhamphus ferox

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and rivers of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to sex, females may appear fuller in the belly. Can be bred in captivity provided the environment is large enough.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

An aggressive piscavore, tank mates should be robust and of equal size or larger and of similar aggression.

Diet[edit | edit source]

A carnivore preferring meaty foods such as shrimp, fish fillet but may only take live foods such as feeder fish at first.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

These fish require a large, mature and spacious aquarium which must be well filtered with plenty of oxygen, an air pump is strongly recommended.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A sleek predatory fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This fish is elongated and slender with a sharply forked caudal fin. The body is silver and the mouth is large with visible teeth even when the mouth is shut. The fins are mostly translucent with some red hues and there is a black spot on the caudal peduncle.

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