All About Fishes
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Display results as :

Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Imogen Heap Remix
Red Tail Catfish EmptySun Jun 08, 2014 7:04 am by fylbfeli

» DOWNLOAD Rupesh Cartel \Anchor Baby\" (2009)"
Red Tail Catfish EmptySat Jun 07, 2014 10:55 am by fylbfeli

» CARTOON SEX Indian House Wife Savita Bhabhi Bra Salesman Rar
Red Tail Catfish EmptyFri Jun 06, 2014 10:07 pm by fylbfeli

» CARTOON SEX Indian House Wife Savita Bhabhi Bra Salesman Rar
Red Tail Catfish EmptyFri Jun 06, 2014 10:02 pm by fylbfeli

» Tuning Avto
Red Tail Catfish EmptyFri May 30, 2014 2:13 am by fylbfeli

» Alawaren Azgard Defence
Red Tail Catfish EmptyFri May 30, 2014 1:23 am by fylbfeli

» Opera 11.50
Red Tail Catfish EmptyWed May 28, 2014 12:24 am by fylbfeli

» Flavia-Del-Montes-Full-body-licious
Red Tail Catfish EmptyTue May 27, 2014 9:34 pm by fylbfeli

» Peace Love Productions Filter House Loops & Samples
Red Tail Catfish EmptySat May 24, 2014 8:11 am by fylbfeli

Red Tail Catfish

Go down

Red Tail Catfish Empty Red Tail Catfish

Post by Admin on Sun May 25, 2008 10:47 am

Red Tail Catfish Redtcat4

Common name: Red-tailed catfish
Scientific name: Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Synonyms: (none)
Size: Up to 4' (122cm)
Origin: South America (Amazon)
Tank setup: A huge tank is required, 8' long x 3' wide x 2.5' high (244 x 92 x 76cm) should probably be considered a MINIMUM for an adult. Minimal robust decor - it is advisable to have all heating and filtration outside of the tank, by using a sump filter or external thermofilter.
Compatibility: Very predatory, but not usually aggressive, keep with other
very large tankmates.
Temperature: 21-27oC (71-80oF)
Water chemistry: Fairly soft to slightly hard, pH 6.8-7.6
Feeding: Mainly carnivorous: in the wild, crabs, fish and also fruit are eaten. In the aquarium this can be replaced with cockles, mussels, whitebait and catfish pellets - moving onto larger fish etc as the fish grows.
Sexing: Unclear, males may have a deeper red tail and possess a more slender
Breeding: Unknown, and probably impractical in aquaria.
Comments: A truly magnificent fish, suitable only for the largest of home aquaria. Smaller juvenile specimens may be found for sale, but serious thought needs to be given to the huge home that will eventually be required. The fish pictured above was housed in a tank measuring 8' by 6' by 5' high!
Can you provide an enormous tank for a fish that may live for 20 years, require a large water change every week and consume a huge amount of food? If not, do not consider buying this fish. Many shops can't accomodate and re-sell grown-on red tailed catfish, and many public aquaria already have unwanted red tailed catfish and do not have room for more.



Posts : 19
Points : 0
Reputasi : 0
Join date : 2008-05-25

Back to top Go down

Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum