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Characins

The Characins are a huge group of fish that includes the popular tetras, silver dollars (sometimes referred to as "Disc Characins" because of their shape), the predatory Piranhas and oddball characins like the Wolf Fish. The vast majority of characins in the hobby come from South America, and a few from Africa.

Acestrorhynchus falcatusFreshwater barracuda
Chalceus macrolepidotusPink-Tailed Chalceus
Colossoma macropomumPacu
Ctenolucius hujetaPike characin/slant nosed gar
Gasteropelecus sterniclaCommon hatchet
Gymnocorymbus ternetziBlack Widow tetra
Hemigrammus bleheriRummy-nosed tetra
Hemigrammus caudovittatusBuenos Aires tetra
Hemigrammus erythrozonusGlowlight tetra
Hoplias malabaricusWolf fish / Tiger Fish
Hyphessobrycon erythrostigmaBleeding Heart tetra
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodiBlack Neon tetra
Hyphessobrycon serpaeSerpae tetra
Metynnis hypsauchenSilver dollar
Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenaeRed Eye tetra
Nannostomus marginatusDwarf Pencilfish
Paracheirodon axelrodiCardinal tetra
Paracheirodon innesiNeon tetra
Piaractus brachypomusRed Pacu
Pygocentrus (Serrasalmus) nattereriRed-Bellied Piranha
Semaprochilodus taeniurusSilver prochilodus
Serrasalmus rhombeus (niger)White/Black Piranha

 

 

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