Batasio Catfish (Batasio batasio)

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Batasio Catfish

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Batasio Catfish

Batasio batasio

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

17.8-25°C (64 -77 °F)

3-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Bagridae





Additional names

Batasio Catfish

Additional scientific names

Pimelodus batasio, Gagata batasio, Macrones batasio


Origin

Sexing

Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful Catfish that does best in groups of at least 3-4 or more of its own kind. Keep with other fish that enjoy strong currents such as Danios and River Loaches.

Diet

This fish prefers meaty live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Provide this fish with a spacious well-filtered tank with plenty of hiding places in rockwork and bogwood. They prefer tanks with a strong current and plenty of oxygenation. They can be quite sensitive so the tank should be well matured.

Behaviour

An active and peaceful catfish.

Identification

This Catfish has a compressed but slightly elongated body with short barbels. They are pale creamy yellow in colour with a thin black mid-lateral stripe.

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