Image of Hydrolycus scomberoides (Payara). Hydrolycus scomberoides Etymology: Hydrolycus: Greek, hydr = water + Greek, lykos = wolf (Ref. ). Characin fish guide for Payara, Hydrolycus scomberoides, Vampire Tetra Info, Vampire Fish pictures and description, Vampire Tetra care, diet, tankmates, and.
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It seems that once they reach about 12 inches, they mysteriously die. It will eat fishes it can fit into its mouth, but there’s no need to feed it live food in captivity. An overly bright light will also stress them out, so keep the lighting moderate and have some areas that are dim. They only eat live foods, and they love fish, preferably live ones. These fangs can be 4 to 6 inches long!
Retrieved from ” https: As they mature, they are not good community fish. A more subdued lighting coupled with a dark backdrop will bring out their best coloring too. Our Knowledge Base is an ever-evolving work in progress, which naturally means that some species profiles contain more information than others. When first purchased as small juveniles, they may initially be kept in a large home aquarium.
While the majority of aquatic plants will fail to thrive in such surroundings hardy genera such as MicrosorumBolbitisor Anubias spp.
Retrieved 19 October In adults the tail is dusky on the basal half, turning paler more transparent towards the tip. The Payara can also be distinguished from its cousin by a small circular dark spot on its gill cover, while the same marking on H.
He’s to big for my tank and I’m looking to sell. The decor should be minimal, but can have some low driftwood type caves for retreat. You must be logged in to post a comment.
Fish Keeping Difficulty Payara are extremely difficult to keep. This site relies heavily on the help of hundreds of people without whose valuable contributions it simply wouldn’t exist.
They are often found in loose groups and feed on smaller fish, but the bulk of their diet consists of piranhas. In fact, the two main lower teeth are so long that upper jaw has holes for them to fit into. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca.
For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see Aquarium Fish Diseases and Treatments. Juveniles presumably occur in smaller tributaries and areas of flooded forest.
Hydrolycus scomberoides, Payara : fisheries, gamefish, aquarium
Payara also need optimal water conditions in captivity. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. It requires a large aquarium and can only be mixed with relatively large species, as smaller will be seen as potential prey. Aquarium Care Vampire Tetras are big messy fish that need pristine, well oxygenated water and extremely high filtration.
Maximum Standard Length — mm. Deon Wilson – Hello,I’m very interested in these fish, I’ve kept all types of predator fish and I have more than enough tank space for them. Juveniles may live in less scomberoies water, but adults are found in fast-moving currents, like rapids and the base of waterfalls.
I have personally owned both species, and still own my Hydrolycus Armatus. These large predacious fish are best cared for in public aquariums or by the most experienced fish keepers with the space, financial ability, and dedication to hydrolycs for them.
The aquarium also needs a tight fitting lid. The latter fit into a pair of corresponding openings in the upper jaw which allows the mouth to be closed completely. These fish usually swallow their prey whole but will sometimes chop them into scombroides, bite-sized pieces.