Dorado (Salminus hilarii)


A large predatory shoaling fish, the Dorado is an important food fish throughout its range in the Southern Amazon and Paraguay river basins where it is found in a wide variety of habitats. Typically found in clear, fast-moving, well-oxygenated water, these fish are powerful, active swimmers and require an enormous tank or ideally an indoor pond to maintain adult fish. A fast and aggressive fish by nature, tankmates should be chosen carefully.



Dorado (Salminus hilarii)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Araguaia
Diet: Predator and live fish eater, will generally accept most frozen or prepared foods
Adult Size: 30″
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive toward most tankmates, can be territorial with each other

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm