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Saber tooth barracuda?

Discussion in 'Other Characins' started by BastardFish, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. BastardFish

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    Hello board-I have been unable to get info on this fish, thinking of getting one at local lfs. Any have info, facts please (size, temperment, ect) Any info would be helpful. Thanks
     
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  2. Waldo

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    you talking about Hydrolicus scomberoides... never heard of a ST Baracuda
     
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    No sabertooth barracuda even in salt water. sabertooth characin or payara is as Waldo says the H. scomberoides, it gets large, needs pristine water, and is reputedly very hard to keep. You see them for sale fairly often. Is this what you means? if so good luck.

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    I have kept "sabre tooth barracudas" H. scrombroides (aka: 'payara') as well as Rhapioiodon vulpinnus before in the past. They are extremely delicate sensative fish. Be sure your water conditions is in tip top shape at all times, high oxygen/aeration in your tank, and a strong fast current flow (using powerheads)... THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST!! :grinyes:

    These fish stress very easy... so I suggest you keep them alone w/ no tankmates at first. They also have extremely fast metabolism, so you want to make sure they are eating good and well at first. Getting them acclimated and eating healthy is very important. Feed first with live foods... (feeder fish, earthworms, etc.). After they become stable eaters, try offering other foods (non live) as well. GL! ;)

    I had mine taking various foods... live rosy reds, raw shrimp, frozen (thawed) fish, earthworms, freeze dried krill, and even lrg. floating pellets (soaked in vita-chem). :) see pics below w/ tankmates and feeding on freeze dried krill.

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    i had one that refused to eat
    so it died
     
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    I would love to grow out some even half as big as these!! :eek:

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    I want to eat one that size.
     
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    Would u mind sayin what fish store? I live by SLO and i would want to check em out! They look really cool.
     
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    Dont waste your money very hard to take care of only admire them in your lfs if you want a predetor get yourself a wolf
     
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    I'd rather have one of these than a wolf to be honest. Wolves are boring, strictly lurking predators.

    Now my SH, that's a killer.
     

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