Brachyplatystoma tigrinus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Pimelodidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : > 50 cm - > 20"
Min. length aquarium : > 400 cm - > 160"
English name : Tigrinus cat/catfish, Tiger striped catfish, Zebra Shovelnose
Predatory, very large fish.  It is almost impossible to keep him in our aquarium at home because they need a very large tank.  He is only suited for a large, public aquarium together with other large fishes.

You should give them large live food.  Fish and beefheart are accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

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