What do Barra eat?
Barra are voracious opportunistic predators. They eat just about anything that lives in or around water, including insects, spiders, small crocodiles, prawns, fish and each other. The size of the prey is largely determined by the size of the Barra. A larger Barramundi's diet consists of 60% fish and 40% crustaceans (mainly prawns), smaller Barra eat mostly prawns. This will vary according to where the fish is living. One fish that stands out in a Barra's diet is catfish. It has been found in the stomachs of Barra with the spines protruding through the stomach and into the body cavity! Tough Fish!! Barra can take prey up to 60% of their own total length.