Schilbe intermedius

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Schilbeidae
Origin : Nile, Lake Victoria, Lake Chad, West  
Length : 35 cm - 14"
Min. length aquarium : 300 cm - 120"
English names : Butter Catfish, Butterfish, Grasscutter, Silver Catfish
This large, lively schooling fish only can be kept in a very large aquarium together with other fishes of the same size.  Smaller fishes are eaten because they think it is food.  They need a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should have a dark substrate, otherwise they get shy.

You should give them powerful live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.


Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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