Hoplias malabaricus

6. July 2007

“Here's lookin' at you, kid,” – but be careful. Otherwise it could happen that it will be the very last what a tank mate will be looking at. Under these beautiful green eyes are not less impressive teeth that makes the wolf fish Hoplias malabaricus a feared hunter. The owners of these from Costa Rica to Argentina spread species should, when being busy in the aquarium, always have a view of their “favorite”, since it can come to bite injuries. Due to its large habitat some only difficult to distinguish subspecies of H. malabaricus exist. For those the statements of size differ, but it is to be assumed that H. malabaricus can reach a size of at least 50 cm and a weight of 1,5 kg. It is thereby no fish for everyone and completely nothing for a community aquarium. For experienced owners of large tanks which search for the unusual they may be a challenge which could be looked at.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Costa Rica-Argentinien