A medium sized and widely distributed species of Hoplias, the Black Wolf or Curupira is found in a wide range of habitats throughout the Amazon Basin. With its stocky build and dark color, it is popular among predatory fish keepers and although less aggressive than some wolf fish species tankmates (if any) should be chosen with extreme care.
Black Wolf Fish (Hoplias curupira)
Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco
Diet: Predator and fish eater. Can be weaned onto frozen foods over time.
Adult Size: 16-20″+
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallons+
Compatibility: Aggressive and likely to attack most tankmates. Fast-moving, similarly sized fish should be introduced with caution.