Ctenolucius hujeta

Common Names: Freshwater Barracuda
Gar Characin
Pike Characin
Rocket Gar
Synonyms: Ctenolucius hujeta hujeta
Hydrocynus hujeta
Luciocharax hujeta
Xiphostoma hujeta
Family: Ctenoluciidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Central and northwest South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Predatory; Nervous and predatory. Best kept as a shoal to prevent panic.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: When young, the Hujeta may accept comercial diets, but adults should mainly be fed with live fish. A large, well-planted tank with many shelters is needed. A portion of the surface of the water should be covered with floating plants.
6.4 - 7.4
22°C - 25°C
72°F - 77°F
6 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 23cm (9.1")
Female: 23cm (9.1")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Difficult to determine.
Breeding: Very rarely occurs in home aquaria. It is said that having two male to each female might induce spawning. Eggs will hatch in about 24 hours.
Comments: There are three subspecies of this fish from different locations in its range: C. hujeta beani, C. hujeta insculpus, and C. hujeta hujeta.
Main Colours: Silver, Brown
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Forked
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