Image of Hydrolycus scomberoides (Payara). Hydrolycus scomberoides Etymology: Hydrolycus: Greek, hydr = water + Greek, lykos = wolf (Ref. ). Characin fish guide for Payara, Hydrolycus scomberoides, Vampire Tetra Info, Vampire Fish pictures and description, Vampire Tetra care, diet, tankmates, and.

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Hydrolycus scomberoides lower illustration and Rhaphiodon vulpinus upper illustration.

It helps to cover the sides and back of the tank with either a dark aquarium background or paint them with a dark color. How much is it worth? The best way to proactively prevent disease is to give your fish the proper environment and a well-balanced diet. The biggest concerns with the Payara are lack of space and hydrolycsu, and providing pristine water that is highly oxygenated.

When keeping more sensitive types of fish, it is common for all fishes to be infected even before the first warning signs can be noticed. Most likely, this is due scombedoides concerns that people may unwittingly release them into native waters.

Thank you brady Boin – i can sell them Ken – If you have any more I would love one. It requires a large aquarium and can only be mixed with relatively large species, as smaller will be seen hydroolycus potential prey. Aquarists should read up on common tank diseases.


Hydrolycus scomberoides, Payara : fisheries, gamefish, aquarium

Aquarium Hydgolycus The Payara is an extremely large predatory fish. It can be told apart from all congeners by the following combination of characters: A school of Payara will need an extremely large aquarium. This can be further furnished with driftwood roots and branches if you wish but be sure to leave plenty of open swimming space.

While the majority of aquatic plants will fail to thrive hudrolycus such surroundings hardy genera such as MicrosorumBolbitisor Anubias spp. I currently have my hydrolycus armatus in a gal custom tank.

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Foods and Feeding Payara are carnivorous piscivores. An overly bright light will also stress them out, so keep the lighting moderate and have some areas that are dim. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Although they are not really jumpers, they have highly developed pectoral fins to aid in rapid pursuit of prey, and they may shoot out of the water.

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Payara – Wikipedia

The decor should be minimal, but can have some low driftwood type caves for retreat. Over time, decomposing organic matter, nitrates, and phosphate build up and water hardness increases due to evaporation. Younger fish will avoid areas where there is strong water flow, but mature specimens will move into waters with faster currents.


Juveniles presumably occur in smaller tributaries and areas of flooded forest. I’ve also done tons of research on this fish. Cynodontinae with the description of two new species. This fish can reach up to about 4 feet cm in length and weigh up to 40 lbs 18 kgthough aquarium specimens are usually only reach a quarter of that size, around 12 inches.

The payaraHydrolycus scomberoidesis a species of dogtooth tetra. Make sure to quarantine hjdrolycus food before feeding. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. When shipped from South America, they take up a lot of space, which makes shipping costs high. Because of their large adult size, and their propensity for schooling as juveniles, they need a very large aquarium.

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