Salmon Catfish (Neoarius leptaspis)

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Salmon Catfish

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Salmon Catfish

Neoarius leptaspis

Challenging

sg

1.010 - 1.020

pH

6.5 - 8.2

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6-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years

Family

Ariidae



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Additional names

Salmon Catfish, Salmontail Catfish, Boofhead Catfish

Additional scientific names

Arius leptaspis, Hexanematichthys leptaspis


Origin

Sexing

It is not possible to sex this fish visually and there have been no reports of captive breeding.

Tank compatibility

Appreciates company of it's own kind and is generally peaceful. Can pose a threat to smaller fish.

Diet

Will accept most foods including sinking pellet, flake and wafers as well as blanched vegetables and live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Must have an exceptionally large and spacious tank with excellent filtration. Appreciates brackish water over freshwater.

Behaviour

A generally peaceful active shoaling fish.

Identification

An elongate and slender fish with a sharply forked caudal and a shark-like swimming pattern. Is is deep grey-silver in colour with several sets of barbels.

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