Redfin Prochilodus

Latin name: (Semaprochilodus taeniurus)

Care Level





Black, Red, White, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

70 gallons



The Redfin Prochilodus, also known as the Silver Prochilodus, is a freshwater species that is native to the Amazon basin in South America. This fish is characterized by its bright silver body and remarkably large eyes. The caudal fin is striped in black and yellow alternating bands, and the pectoral fins are a vibrant red. The Redfin Prochilodus is a perfect choice for any oddball aquarium, as it will add a rainbow of colors as well as aid in algae control. Plus, it is hardy and easy to care for, making it an ideal fish for both experienced and beginner aquarists.

The Redfin Prochilodus is an excellent addition to any aquarium. Its peaceful nature makes it a great companion for many other species and its size makes it an easy fit for a 70 gallon or larger aquarium. To ensure a healthy and stress-free environment, plenty of hiding places should be provided with driftwood and rocks, and plants should be of the hardy variety. Additionally, tank mates should be of similar size to prevent any territorial disputes. With the right setup, the Redfin Prochilodus can be a great addition to any aquarist’s collection. Finally, since the Redfin Prochilodus is an herbivore, it’s important to make sure that any plants in the aquarium are hardy and won’t be eaten.

Spawning can occur during any time of year, but is most likely to occur in the spring and summer. Spawning can also occur during other times of the year, but is less likely to occur.

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