The Red Tail Catfish is probably the most popular catfish in the aquarium trade. It is a beautiful monster fish, with the capability of growing to huge sizes. It is not an overly aggressive fish, but it will eat anything that fits in its mouth. Aquarium keepers should consider pairing with other large fish.
The South American Red-Tail Catfish is an exquisite fish to have. It will make a brilliant pet that requires more consideration and duty than a normal fish proprietor might be utilized to. This fish can develop about an inch every week when they are youthful, and can in some cases develop to be around 24″ a year old.
The Red-tail Catfish is not under any condition meticulous about nourishments that will regularly eat out of their proprietor’s hands. Great quality pellet nourishments and bloodworms will offer these fish a fine life.
Redtail Catfish need great filtration to keep water splendidly perfect as they are touchy to alkali, nitrites, and nitrates. This is the greatest test individuals have keeping these fish, as they are untidy, and they may once in a while hurl a supper in the aquarium. In the event that this occurs, you should tidy it up quickly by completing a water change.
This fish can live in a network with other fish, anyway, they ought to be bigger than the Red-Tail Catfish’s mouth. Numerous individuals keep their fish with Pacu, Peacock Bass, other huge cichlids and catfish, Rays, and even turtles.
Local to The Amazon, Orinoco, and Essequibo Rivers. The redtail catfish is a pimelodid catfish. In Venezuela, it is known as Cajaro, and in Brazil, it is known as Pirarara. It is the main surviving type of the class Phractocephalus
Care level: Easy
Max Size: 50 ”
Scientific Name: Phractocephalus hemioliopterus