Crystal Eyed Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckii)

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Crystal Eyed Catfish

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Crystal Eyed Catfish

Hemibagrus wyckii

946 Litres (250 US G.)

63.5-71.1cm (25-28 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.4 - 7.6

21.7-25°C (71 -77 °F)

6-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years

Family

Bagridae





Additional names

Crystal Eyed Catfish

Additional scientific names

Bagrus wyckii, Mystus wyckii, Macrones wyckii


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

A lone predator with a large mouth, no recommended tank mates. If tank mates are attempted the result will usually be the same, one plump happy catfish.

Diet

A carnivorous catfish, will take most meaty foods. A varied diet is recommended.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

Long bodied catfish. Dark grey body with a pale underbelly. Broad sloping head with pale coloured eyes which gives this fish it's common name. Four sets of barbels. The top of the tail is edged with white. Albino variations have been seen.

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