SCIENTIFIC NAME / FAMILY / GENDER Hydrolycus Armatus, Cynodontidae
TRADENAME Payara, Vampire Tetra
ORIGIN It lives in the Amazon, Negro and Orinoco rivers
CHARACTERISTICS Color: Incomplete lateral line. Silver color, with a black spot behind the operculum, the color of the fins is variable, they can be translucent, white or gray, with black edges, in some cases they have reddish tones. Size: 90 cm
IDEAL CONDITIONS WATER HABITAT
||6.0 – 8.0
ETHOLOGY OF FISH
This species is aggressive, especially towards conspecifics and similar-looking fish, so it is best kept alone or with large benthic fish such as Potamotrygon spp.