South American Catfish (Rhamdia quelen)

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South American Catfish

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Wild South American Catfish

Rhamdia quelen

284 Litres (75 US G.)

25.4-33cm (10-13 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

4.0 - 8.0

17.8-27.8°C (64 -82 °F)

5-25 °d

1:1 M:F

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

8-12 years

Family

Heptapteridae





Additional names

South American Catfish, Pale Catfish, Silver Catfish, Canyon Catfish

Additional scientific names

Pimelodus quelen, Caecorhamdia urichi, Pimelenotus vilsoni, Pimelodus baronismuelleri


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Should be housed with fish too large to be eaten only, small fish will vanish. Large South American Cichlids, provided the tank is large enough, can work well. This Catfish will be territorial towards conspecifics.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

A large robust territorial catfish.

Identification

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