Animal Stories - Red Tail Barracuda

Animal-World Information about: Red Tail Barracuda

The Red Tail Barracuda is a streamlined predator that is also referred to as a Freshwater Barracuda!
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Dan - 2012-04-15
So I love the cudaaas lol i have had 7 in my life. Now I raise them from 3 inch babies in a 36 gallon bow. From then around 5 inches I move them to my 46 bow front and at 7 inches they go in my 6 foot long 2 foot wide 2 foot tall 180 gallon tank and even though they say don't put them in with aggersive siclets my siclets are super aggresive and I worry more with the sicclets then the cudas or my red bellies. The sicclet is a very teritorial fish who love to lay eggs and become more vicious and territorial non the less I have 4 8 inch red tail barracuda between 3 and 4 years of age in my 180. Never mind the siclets my red tail barracudas are so fast and such strong swimmers I reccomend the type of 180 I have at minimum for them and keep up with there environment aka water ph acidity nitrates nitrites and such and they will do fine. Just don't add smaller fish because they veiw them as prey and cause there death do so much damage anything without armor won't survive long. A few plecos a couple oscars and some siclets make a perfect enviornment hope this helps you

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  • Anonymous - 2018-11-30
    Would like to see pic please
Daniel Green - 2018-03-15
Looking to get some

Dean Craft - 2018-01-14
I just bought a Red Tail Barracuda and in the tank he is swimming vertical instead of horizontal is that common with this fish when he is first put in the tank. I have him in a 75 gal tank.

john brandofino - 2015-03-02
want to buy

Knife Fish Lover - 2014-10-18
Hey guys Knife Fish Lover here ;),do you guys think i could keep one of these bad boys in my 55 with:2 african brown knife fish,1 featherfin squeaker,6 dojo loaches,and a trinidad pleco?Thanks Knife Fish Lover-

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-20
    Size-wise and temperament-wise, these fish should be okay together. However, you are heavily stocking the tank, so issues may be overcrowding.
  • Knife Fish Lover - 2014-10-22
    Ok,thanks,my Barracuda will love my 55 long ;) :D!
boostedwrx - 2013-10-14
How many feeder fish should my barracuda eat in 1 day? He is 3-4 inches.

Charles - 2011-03-05
I've had my barracuda for about 2 weeks and in all this time I have never seen him eat? Another observation is he's not very active.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-01-23
    Sometimes they can go for several days or weeks without eating because we don't offer what they are used to in the wild. Offer all kinds of live and frozen meaty foods. Try spearing a bite sized guppy or goldfish and putting it right in front of him. Once you can get him to eat something, he will be more likely to eat other things but try a large variety at first to start his feeding.
redlinewinter - 2010-03-03
I've had mine for about a week. Very skittish but does well with my Rainbow Shark and 2 red claw crabs. Can't wait to see how big it gets!

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  • Pat - 2010-08-25
    Yeah I just got mine and I bought it with one eye it does not seem to want to eat and just watches the fish I throw in there how will I know when it's hungry?
  • nicholas - 2010-12-26
    Hey how is your cuda doing I'm gunna get mine next week. How big of a tank am I gunna need for adult I already have a 75 and a 120 set up I really need your help I'm 12 and no one will tell me .. thanks :)
some fish lover! - 2009-11-01
I had a red tailed barracuda once. Cool fish.