Clarias Catfish (Clarias batrachus)
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379 Litres (100 US G.)
45.7-61cm (18-24 ")
5.6 - 8.0
20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)
- Common Walking Catfish, Walking Catfish, Clarias Catfish
Additional scientific names
- Silurus batrachus, Clarias punctatus, Clarias assamensis
- Asia: Java, Indonesia. Clarias aff. batrachus from Indochina and Clarias aff. batrachus from Sundaland have been misidentified as Clarias batrachus from Java. Introduced elsewhere. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
- Mature males have spots along the anal fin.
- Keep with large robust fish, anything smaller will be eaten. Suitable tank mates include large Cyprinids, such as the Bala Shark or Tinfoil Barb, or Central American Cichlids (not African).
- Complete omnivore. Will devour anything including small fish, plant matter, pellet and flake foods, frozen/live bloodworm and brine shrimp.
- Twice a day.
- Large spacious tank with deep-rooted plants and places to hide, clay pipes are welcome decor as hideaways.
- This fish can survive for long periods out of water, hence it's name. They grow fast and will gorge themselves on any foods offered.
- A large fish with long dorsal and anal fins with a rounded caudal fin. Strong pectoral fins, which are used to help it "walk" when it's out of water. They come in several colours including the an olive/green brown, a piebald spotted and a naturally occurring albino.
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