Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
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3785 Litres (1000 US G.)
180-200 cm (70.9-78.7")
8.1 - 8.4
22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)
- Commerson's Sea Pike, Barra, Snoek, Short Barracuda, Striped Seapike, Barracouta
Additional scientific names
- Agrioposphyraena barracuda, Esox barracuda
- Commonly found in oceans worldwide
- Males, and females are virtually indistinguishable
- This fish is best kept in pairs or in groups. It cannot be housed with smaller fish as they will be eaten.
- A carnivorous fish that may prove difficult to wean onto dead food. Does well on meaty foods such as earthworms and crickets.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- This fish must have a long tank, with a secure lid as they may jump. Found on open water, and reefs.
- A top-dwelling predator. Often found solitary or in shoals, with adults commingling with juveniles.
- 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.