Dwarf Redtail Barracuda (Acestrorhynchus nasutus)


Unlike their larger namesake, the rarely-seen Dwarf Redtail Barracuda only grows to a manageable 6″ size, although they are often misidentified in the trade. A fast-moving predatory characin, they are commonly found in small groups in shallow water in the wild, where they hunt for shoals of smaller fish like tetras. In the aquarium, they can be skittish fish, especially at first, and will do best with some cover in the form of floating plants or driftwood close to the surface. They are best kept in groups of 3 or more, and will school with other larger characins. Primarily a live fish eater, they will usually require live food but can be weaned onto frozen or prepared diets over time.

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Dwarf Redtail Barracuda (Acestrorhynchus nasutus)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Predator and fish eater. Can be weaned onto frozen and prepared foods over time.
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but will eat smaller fish

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

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