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|habitat=Caribbean
 
|habitat=Caribbean
 
|family=Sphyraenidae
 
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|captive_bred=No
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|captive_bred=Yes
 
|difficulty=M
 
|difficulty=M
 
|min_size=180
 
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|food_other=No
 
|food_other=No
 
|min_life_span=9
 
|min_life_span=9
|max_life_span=12
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|max_life_span=14
 
|min_sg=1.02
 
|min_sg=1.02
 
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|max_water_hardness=12
 
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|origin=:Commonly found in oceans worldwide
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== Origin ==
|sexing=:Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable
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:Commonly found in oceans worldwide
|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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|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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|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Sexing ==
|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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:Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable
|behaviour=:A top-dwelling predator. Often found solitary or in shoals, with adults commingling with juveniles.
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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 with spots towards the caudal penduncle. The caudal fin is forked with a black spot on the caudal peduncle.  
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== Tank compatibility ==
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:This fish can be kept solitary, in pairs, or in groups. It cannot be housed with smaller fish as they will be eaten.
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== Diet ==
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: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.
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== Feeding regime ==
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:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Environment specifics ==
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: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.
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== Behaviour ==
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:A predator of all zones in the aquarium. Often found solitary or in shoals, with adults commingling with juveniles In the wild.
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== Identification ==
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: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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==Videos==
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|Feeding:
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|In an aquarium:
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|<youtube>z-RROYyWiro</youtube>
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|<youtube>CmM0ITdC4e4</youtube>
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|}
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
*[http://fishbase.org/summary/Sphyraena-barracuda.html Fishbase]
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*{{FishBase|id=1235}}
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*[[w:Great barracuda|Wikipedia]]
 
*[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]
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*[http://eol.org/pages/205286/overview EOL]

Latest revision as of 22:29, 13 February 2018

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

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

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

Additional scientific names

Agrioposphyraena barracuda, Esox barracuda


Origin[edit | edit source]

Commonly found in oceans worldwide


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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


Diet[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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


Identification[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Feeding: In an aquarium:

External links[edit | edit source]