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Redfin Falgtail Prochilodus

Original price $49.99 - Original price $49.99
Original price
$49.99 - $49.99
Current price $49.99
Style: Single (~15cm)

Redfin Flagtail Prochilodus (Prochilodus rubrotaeniatus)


The Redfin Flagtail Prochilodus, Prochilodus rubrotaeniatus, is a striking freshwater fish native to South America's river basins. Renowned for its vivid red fins and a distinctive flag-like pattern on its tail, this species adds a splash of color and activity to any large aquarium. Growing to a substantial size, it's valued both for its beauty and its role in the ecosystem as a bottom feeder, helping keep the substrate clean.


  • Vibrant red fins and a unique flag-like tail pattern
  • Robust and elongated body shape, capable of reaching significant lengths in captivity
  • Peaceful temperament, making it a suitable companion for many other large fish species
  • Efficient scavenger, feeding on detritus and helping reduce tank maintenance

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Requires a large aquarium, with a minimum capacity of 75 gallons due to its potential size
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.5-7.5, soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: 24-28°C (75-82°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous, with a preference for high-quality sinking pellets, vegetables, and occasional meaty foods
  • Compatibility: Best kept with other peaceful to semi-aggressive fish of similar size; its size and activity level may intimidate smaller species