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|species=Sphyraena barracuda
 
|species=Sphyraena barracuda
 
|extra_scientific_names=Agrioposphyraena barracuda, Esox barracuda
 
|extra_scientific_names=Agrioposphyraena barracuda, Esox barracuda
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|caption=Great Barracuda
 
|caption=Great Barracuda
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|habitat=Caribbean
 
|habitat=Caribbean
 
|family=Sphyraenidae
 
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|food_other=No
 
|food_other=No
 
|min_life_span=9
 
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|max_life_span=12
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|min_sg=1.02
 
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|origin=:Commonly found in oceans worldwide
 
|origin=:Commonly found in oceans worldwide
 
|sexing=:Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable
 
|sexing=:Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable
|tank_compatibility=:This fish is best kept in pairs or in groups. It cannot be housed with smaller fish as they will be eaten.
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|tank_compatibility=:This fish can be kept solitary, in pairs, or in groups. It cannot be housed with smaller fish as they will be eaten.
|diet=:A carnivorous fish that may prove difficult to wean onto dead food. Does well on meaty foods such as earthworms and crickets.
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|diet=:A carnivorous fish that may prove difficult to wean onto dead food. Does well on meaty foods such as freeze-dried/frozen fish and shrimp.
 
|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
 
|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
|environment_specifics=:This fish must have a long tank, with a secure lid as they may jump. Found on open water, and reefs.
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|environment_specifics=:This fish must have a large tank, ideally a long, and/or circular raceway shaped, if not wide tank with a secure lid as they may jump. Found on open water, and reefs, making them suitable for a non-reef, or reef aquarium depending on preference.
|behaviour=:A top-dwelling predator. Often found solitary or in shoals, with adults commingling with juveniles.
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|behaviour=:A predator of all zones in the aquarium. Often found solitary or in shoals, with adults commingling with juveniles In the wild.
|identification=:An elongated slender fish with a long snout and mouth, the upper jaw being slightly longer than the lower. The body is iridescent silver in colour with spots towards the caudal penduncle. The caudal fin is forked with a black spot on the caudal peduncle.  
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|identification=:An elongated slender fish with a long snout and mouth, the upper jaw being slightly longer than the lower. The body is iridescent silver in colour. The caudal fin is forked with a few black spots on the caudal peduncle. Adults have a dark back for countershading.
 
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{{Categories
 
{{Categories
|Category=Fish, Fish (Saltwater), Oddballs
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|Category=Fish, Fish (Saltwater), Oddballs, Barracuda
 
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== Pictures ==
 
== Pictures ==
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*[http://fishbase.org/summary/Sphyraena-barracuda.html Fishbase]
 
*[http://fishbase.org/summary/Sphyraena-barracuda.html Fishbase]
 
*[http://www.bluezooaquatics.com/productdetail.asp?cid=291&pid=2048&did=1 Blue Zoo Aquatics]
 
*[http://www.bluezooaquatics.com/productdetail.asp?cid=291&pid=2048&did=1 Blue Zoo Aquatics]
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*[https://www.saltwaterfish.com/product-barracuda Saltwaterfish.com]

Latest revision as of 21:42, 11 November 2017

Great Barracuda

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Great Barracuda

Sphyraena barracuda

3785 Litres (1000 US G.)

180-200 cm (70.9-78.7")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

9-14 years

Family

Sphyraenidae



Additional names

Commerson's Sea Pike, Barra, Snoek, Short Barracuda, Striped Seapike, Barracouta

Additional scientific names

Agrioposphyraena barracuda, Esox barracuda


Origin

Commonly found in oceans worldwide

Sexing

Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable

Tank compatibility

This fish can be kept solitary, in pairs, or in groups. It cannot be housed with smaller fish as they will be eaten.

Diet

A carnivorous fish that may prove difficult to wean onto dead food. Does well on meaty foods such as freeze-dried/frozen fish and shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish must have a large tank, ideally a long, and/or circular raceway shaped, if not wide tank with a secure lid as they may jump. Found on open water, and reefs, making them suitable for a non-reef, or reef aquarium depending on preference.

Behaviour

A predator of all zones in the aquarium. Often found solitary or in shoals, with adults commingling with juveniles In the wild.

Identification

An elongated slender fish with a long snout and mouth, the upper jaw being slightly longer than the lower. The body is iridescent silver in colour. The caudal fin is forked with a few black spots on the caudal peduncle. Adults have a dark back for countershading.

Pictures[edit]

External links[edit]