Ripsaw catfish niger 8-9″


A gentle giant found throughout much of the Amazon basin, the Ripsaw or Niger Catfish is one of the larger species of South American catfish.

With distinctive saw-like scales running down their sides and dark black coloration, they are impressive show fish but due to their enormous adult size are best suited for large custom aquariums or indoor ponds. In the wild, they use their sensitive barbels to scour sandy or muddy river bottoms for food, which primarily consists of insect larvae, worms, and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they will readily accept almost any sinking prepared or frozen foods.