• Barracuda


Product Description

Product Description

Sphyraena barracuda is a long silvery fish with two widely separate dorsal fins, characteristic of its family, Sphyraenidae.They have large scales and a pointed head with a large mouth and long knife-like teeth. Great barracuda have a large gape and can reach up to 2 meters in length. Sphyraena barracuda has a lower jaw projecting which is helpful in biting. They are a grayish brown above and silvery below which is quite universal throughout their geographic range. They often have dark ink-like spots that are arranged in no pattern on their sides. The young have dark crossbars on their backs and blotches on their sides. The young also have a soft dorsal fin and the anal and caudal fins can be blackish. Males and females are indistinguishable to humans.


Minimum Tank Size

500 gallons

Care Level




Water Conditions

72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max Size