Red Wolf Fish (Erythrinus erythrinus)


The Red, Rainbow, or High Fin Wolf is a smaller species of wolf fish found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A fast moving and aggressive predatory fish, they are likely to attack even larger tankmates and are best kept alone or with large, fast moving fish or heavily armored catfish. Smaller specimens can be shy at first and appreciate plenty of cover, and be sure to keep their tanks tightly covered as they are prone to jump if spooked.


Red Wolf Fish (Erythrinus erythrinus)

Origin: Wild Peru
Diet: Predator and fish eater, can be weaned onto frozen or prepared foods
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 50 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive and likely to attack most tankmates. Best kept in a species tank.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm