Irwini Catfish (Megalodoras Uranoscopus)


Giant Talking Catfish (Megalodoras uranoscopus)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Amazonas outside Iquitos
Diet: Feeds primarily on invertebrates and crustaceans in the wild. Will usually accept frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 24″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 Gallon
Compatibility: Generally not aggressive, even toward smaller fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm