Sturgeon Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio)

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Sturgeon Catfish

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Sturgeon Catfish

Platystomatichthys sturio

511 Litres (135 US G.)

35.6-38.1cm (14-15 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.5

21 -25 °C (69.8-77°F)

12-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

12-14 years

Family

Pimelodidae



Additional names

Sturgeon Catfish, Fox Catfish

Additional scientific names

Platystoma sturio


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Best in a species tank or with other medium to large fish that do not occupy the same area as the catfish, but really best kept alone.

Diet

Feed with fine meaty catfish pellets and meaty foods such as bloodworm, small earthworms, daphnia and tubifex.

Feeding regime

Feed once a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs an exceptionally large tank with immaculate water conditions. Must be kept in a mature tank with low nitrate levels. Needs a tank wide enough for it to stretch out its long barbels. Does best with a fine soft substrate.

Behaviour

Skittish catfish that can easily damage itself if frightened.

Identification

An slender silver large catfish with an elongated blunt snout with long barbels. Resembles the Sorubim lima. An albino variant has been sighted.

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