Above left: photo contributed by Yuppa.
Above right: photo taken at Wharf Aquatics, © Sean Evans
|Common name:||Silver Prochilodus, Flagtail Prochilodus|
|Scientific name:||Semaprochilodus taeniurus|
|Synonyms:||Prochilodus taeniurus (not valid)|
|Origin:||Amazon basin, Brazil and Colombia.|
|Tank setup:||Large tank (4ft/120cm plus) with a few tough plants and pieces of bogwood, sandy substrate.|
|Compatibility:||Usually peaceful, but can be territorial.|
|Water chemistry:||Not critical, but does better in soft, acidic (pH 6.0-6.8) water.|
|Feeding:||Herbivore: algae and home prepared veg: lettuce, cucumber, peas - also flake and granular/pellet foods with
higher veggie content. May nibble on plants.|
|Breeding:||Unknown in aquaria. In the wild they migrate to spawning grounds (i.e. they are Potamodromous).|
This species may be confused with a very similar species, Semaprochilodus insignis, which also reaches a similar size.