Salmon Catfish (Neoarius leptaspis)

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Salmon Catfish

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Salmon Catfish

Neoarius leptaspis

946 Litres (250 US G.)

50-60 cm (19.7-23.6")


6.5 - 8.2

20 -30 °C (68-86°F)

6-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years



Additional names

Salmon Catfish, Salmontail Catfish, Boofhead Catfish

Additional scientific names

Arius leptaspis, Hexanematichthys leptaspis

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to sex this fish visually and there have been no reports of captive breeding.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Appreciates company of it's own kind and is generally peaceful. Can pose a threat to smaller fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including sinking pellet, flake and wafers as well as blanched vegetables and live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regimen[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Must have an exceptionally large and spacious tank with excellent filtration. Appreciates brackish water over freshwater.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate and slender fish with a sharply forked caudal and a shark-like swimming pattern. Is is deep grey-silver in colour with several sets of barbels.

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