Hoplias macrophthalmus

6. July 2007

With Hoplias macrophthalmus we could import from Colombia one of the biggest predatory fishes of the Amazon river system. Contrary to the regular imported Hoplias malabaricus these arrive only extreme rarely in the trade. As an adult with a weight of over 40 kg and a length of more than 120cm they belong to the largest characins at all and leave the viewer with an enormous impression. For keeping them very large tanks are required and their tankmates have to be choosen with big caution.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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