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Flagtail Prochilodus

flagtail prochilodus

How big do flagtails get?

In addition to the Amazon River basin, flagtail characins can be found in the central and western Amazonian tributary rivers. These characins can reach a length of 13.8 inches (35 centimeters).

How big do flagtail Prochilodus get?

Semaprochilodus taeniurus is an omnivore with a maximum size of 25-30 cm and a lifespan of 5-10 years. It lives at temperatures between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius. It primarily eats plant matter.

Is a flagtail a cichlid?

Remarks: Flagtail Prochilodus (Semaprochilodus taeniurus) are large South American characins with red and black flagtail patterns on their caudal fins and shiny silver bodies that pair well with larger cichlids like Severums, Angelfish, and Geophagus.

Where are flagtail Prochilodus?

The Flagtail Prochilodus is a striking characin that can be found throughout the central and western regions of the Amazon River and its tributaries. This striking characin grows to a sizeable size and will require a large aquarium from the beginning.