Purple Wolf Fish (Erythrinus sp. ‘purple’)


The Purple Wolf (known as ‘shuyo morado’ in its native range) is a smaller species of wolf fish found throughout the middle Amazon Basin in Peru. 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.



Purple 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

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.