Tank Size: Because of the large size of the fish a large aquarium should be provided. Seems that this fish can reach the 80 pound - 40 kilos and 47 inch - 120 cm in lenght but bigger fishes was caught with net in the past decade. ( not to mention the size of his eyes are huge! Mbuna Marcus - Aquariums, Cichlids and More 2,456,573 views Fast-moving, similarly sized fish should be introduced with caution. The fry is very aggressive and predatory and have to be sorted according to size to prevent them from eathing and killing each other. Thread starter #1 MONSTER GOBY Active Member. Additional info:  Although originally described in 1847 by Valenciennes, a further description was carried out in 1907 by Pellegrin and named Hoplias macrophthalmus. Can be weaned onto frozen foods over time. Preferred diet: Aimara are not fussy eaters and will except most meaty foods, shrimps, crabs, crayfish, and fish meats are all accepted and variety will help ensure good health. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Hoplias aimara wolf fish 4-5” in length at the best online prices at eBay! Related Products : all > Aquatic Live stock > Fresh Water Fish > Oddballs > Wolf Fish > Aimara Wolf Fish… Hoplias aimara live in differing habitats including large rivers, rapids, waterfalls and flooded forest floor environments. Quick Shop Read more. (2019). They are very productive and one spawning can result in over 10 000 fry. George M. T. Mattox, Mônica Toledo-Piza, Osvaldo T. Oyakawa, and J. W. Armbruster , (2006) Taxonomic Study of Hoplias Aimara (Valenciennes, 1846) and Hoplias macrophthalmus (Pellegrin, 1907) (Ostariophysi, Characiformes, Erythrinidae). This is the largest of the Hoplias species with specimens caught at a length of 120 cm, the largest rod and reel record stands at 101 cm. There are examples of immature specimens being kept with larger fish but until these fish get bigger we won’t know if they are successful or not. [1] In Amazonia, the native populations are concerned by high levels of mercury contamination which has been linked to the consumption of contaminated fish. Hoplias aimara is available in the aquarium trade in the United States. Despite their reputation wolffish can be good aquarium fish and are surprisingly interesting with other fish or in groups. Is active at dusk and at night. He is really an aggressive, fast swimmer species. 516-528. International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, Mercury contamination levels in the bioindicator piscivorous fish Hoplias aïmara in French Guiana rivers: mapping for risk assessment, http://animal.discovery.com/fish/river-monsters/wolf-fish.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hoplias_aimara&oldid=990128529, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 November 2020, at 23:50. It is better to keep him alone. Mar 14, 2008 2,006 1,008 179 USA. Be the first to review “Aimara Wolf Fish” Cancel reply. In the aquarium they will eat mussel, whitebait bloodworm and earthworms. They can weigh as much as 40 kg (88 lbs). He is really an aggressive, fast swimmer species. Quick Shop Select options. Known for the quality of its flesh (Ref. Juvenile Description: The juveniles have a slim profile with relatively large eyes for their physical size. My favourite is the Giant Snakehead which I am going to have, and it can grow up to 150cm / 60 inches / 5 feet (for further info go to Snakehead Forum). Hoplias aimara is often found in counter current zones of principal rivers and creeks. (2006). There are no reviews yet. Share Tweet. the colour is basically brown with a lighter base colour, although shades can vary, with a number of vertical patches or stripes. They can weigh as much as 40 kg (88 lbs). Feeds mainly on fish but also on other animals that fall into the water like small terrestrial invertebrates. 150cm x 60cm x 60cm – 60” x 24” x 24” and upwards will be good for this fish. As Hoplias aimara was used first that name takes precedence and the name Hoplias macrophthalmus is now defunct. The image used above is for illustration purposes only. Reviews (0) Reviews . Out of stock. the largest recorded specimen weighed 88 pounds. Some like the Amapa variant have a clean solid pattern where as the Venezuelan pattern is much more patchy. Hoplias aimara live in differing habitats including large rivers, rapids, waterfalls and flooded forest floor environments. The largest species in the hoplias biological family, the Giant Wolffish can grow to up to four feet. They are adaptable and generally hardy in the aquarium so long as good water quality is maintained. Breeding: Breeding is unknown in captivity but should require a vast aquarium. He is really an aggressive, fast swimmer species. This is the largest of the Hoplias species with specimens caught at a length of 120 cm, the largest rod and reel record stands at 101 cm. Size: The largest Hoplias species with the largest captured record at 120cm. Black Wolf Fish prefer warmer waters between 76 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Relatively neutral pH levels are preferred, too. Availability: Once rare and very expensive they have become readily available although still expensive compared to most other fish. Albino Pacu 1 to 1.5 inch $ 17.99 – $ 64.99. As for food, live prey is always best. Sexual Differences: Females are thought to be heavier in build. 27188). Quick Shop Read more. There is a great picture at http://www.amazon-below-water.com/gallery.html  - Chapter 9, Image 5 of an aimara in a rocky habitat. Hoplias aimara, also known as anjumara, traira, trahira, manjuma, anjoemara and wolf fish, is a species of freshwater fish found in the rivers of South America. They are well known for attacking maintenance equipment and given the chance will go for your hand. 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