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 ")




6.0 - 7.0

17.8-25°C (64 -77 °F)

3-20 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Batasio Catfish

Additional scientific names

Pimelodus batasio, Gagata batasio, Macrones batasio

Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

An active and peaceful catfish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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