Pangasianodon hypophthalmus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Pangasiidae
Origin : Thailand
Length : upto 100 cm - 40"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English names : Iridescent Shark, Sutchi catfish, Pla Sawai
This fish is not suitable for our aquarium at home.  Only young animals can be kept in a school in a large aquarium with a lot of free swimming space.  They don't see very good and they are shy. 

They are omnivorous and they like large live food.  When they get older they loose their teeth and then they eat vegetable food.

Breeding in the aquarium is impossible because they get too big.

Photo Credit

Peter-Jan Taheij

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