Flagtail Prochilodus (Semaprochilodus insignis) 4.00inch

The Red Finned Flagtail Prochilodus grows to a maximum size of approximately 35cm. When mature, this species has a red and black striped pattern on the tail and red anal and pelvic fins. It is interesting to note that closely related species in the natural habitat are utilised as a food fish by the natives.

Due to its high value as an aquarium specimen, this species is exported to various parts of the world. This species is not particularly fussy about diet dry food is readily accepted but preferably some vegetable material should be added to their diet.