Common questions

How big do Flagtail Prochilodus get?

How big do Flagtail Prochilodus get?

Flagtail characins grow to 13.8 inches (35 centimeters) in length. Flagtail characin can be found in central and western Amazonian tributary rivers, as well as the Amazon River basin.

What to feed Flagtail Prochilodus?

Semaprochilodus taeniurus is omnivorous, with its main diet consisting of primarily plant material. Offering plenty of vegetable matter in the form of algae wafers and spirulina is recommended for optimum health. They will also accept most good quality sinking dried foods and frozen.

Can Oscar live with arowana?

Both oscars and arowana grow very fast. So, typically you can keep them together as juveniles and they will grow at similar rates and remain safe from each other.

Do Arowana need tank mates?

Silver Arowana Tank Mates Pair that with their penchant for aggression and you have limited options when it comes to tank mates. Generally, adding additional fish into the tank is hit-or-miss. All fish are different and you must keep a watchful eye on them to ensure that they get along.

Do Oscars get lonely?

Oscars can do quite well on their own and they are unlikely to get “lonely” if kept in a solitary tank. Avoid fish that are very timid or shy – the Oscar may chase them around the tank, causing them stress. Consider bottom-dwelling fish that will stay out of your Oscar’s way (Oscars prefer the top to mid-level areas)

Can tetras live with Arowana?

Since Arowanas have large appetites and larger mouths you can’t rely on Tetras and other dither fish to keep them company for long! If you have a planted aquarium for your Arowana Silver Dollars won’t work so well because these fish are like goats when it comes to vegetation.

What kind of fish is the flagtail Prochilodus?

A peaceful, omnivorous fish, they are a popular and sought after addition to very large community tanks and make great dithers for predatory fish or large cichlids. In the wild, they are a migratory species and cross huge distances to spawn.

What does a flagtail characin look like?

Flagtail characins migrate upriver to spawn. They have a flattened silver body with occasional black spots along their sides and toward their back fin. The fin on the stomach is a bright reddish orange, while anal and caudal fins are marked with bold alternating black and orange stripes.

When do flagtail salmon return to the stream after spawning?

Unlike salmon that die after spawning, adult Flagtail Prochilodus return to the exact same spot in the flooded forest tributary or stream where they came from, to feed for the next 3 or 4 months. The second mass migration takes place during the middle of the wet season.

What kind of food does a flagtail fish eat?

They have an additional stomach that is filled with mud to aid them in processing the large amounts of organic sediment they ingest. In an aquarium environment, they will accept algae wafers, most quality dried foods, live, frozen, or freeze dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, Daphnia, and copious amounts of vegetable matter.