Rhaphiodon vulpinus belongs to the largest of the sabertooth tetras. The species can attain a maximum length of about 80 cm and a weight of up to 2.1 kg. It has a very wide distribution in South America where it is called „Biara“. This predator has, very much alike the close realtives of the genus Hydrolycus, two very long teeth in the lower jaw. With these the fish spears its prey. When the mouth is closed, the long teeth fit in a sheath in the roof of the mouth. Biaras are wonderful subjects for public or very large private aquaria. Currently we have juveniles of different size from Peru in stock. Against conspecifics and other species of fish that cannot be eaten, Rhaphiodon vulpinus is very peaceful.
For our customers: the fish have code 287502 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer