Marbled Pim (Leiarius marmoratus)

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Marbled Pim

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Marbled Pim

Leiarius marmoratus

568 Litres (150 US G.)

63.5-78.7cm (25-31 ")




5.8 - 7.4

20.6-25°C (69 -77 °F)

8-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-15 years



Additional names

Achara Catfish, Marbled Pim, Marble Catfish, Marbled Catfish

Additional scientific names

Sciades marmoratus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to sex visually, females are said to be more heavily set than more slender males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A very large growing fish that will eat anything that fits in its very large mouth. Best kept with similar-sized fish in very large aquaria, such as Oxydoras niger and large Characins or South American Cichlids.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be mistaken for Perrunichthys perruno which is far less common than this fish. The fish are identical in terms of colouration although P. perruno has 8 (1 hard and 7 soft) dorsal fin rays, Leiarius has 10 or 11.
The Leiarius is a chunky catfish with a broad head and large mouth with three sets of barbels. It is brown in colour with large darker spots.

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