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Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis)

$7.99

The Glass Catfish or Ghost Glass Cat has been popular in the aquarium trade for decades due to its unique, almost completely transparent body and active behavior. In the wild, they inhabit a variety of freshwater habitats in Southeast Asia, from clear water streams to quiet swampy areas, where they are typically found in large shoals. A peaceful, schooling fish, they are relatively hardy in the aquarium but prefer slightly soft water and excellent water quality. They should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish so they can form a school. Fast moving or nippy tankmates should be avoided as they can stress out the more peaceful Glass Catfish.

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Irwini / Giant Talking Catfish (Megalodoras uranoscopus)

$39.99$359.99

A unique and heavily armored catfish found throughout the Amazon and its tributaries, the Irwin’s Catfish or Giant Raphael Catfish is typically a gentle giant in the aquarium, ignoring most fish and being well protected from even the most aggressive tankmates. In the wild, their diet largely consists of aquatic snails, crustaceans, fruit and vegetation, but they will readily accept almost any sinking food. A great scavenger to help manage leftover food in large cichlid or predatory fish displays, they do grow to a huge adult size and will require a tank of 180 gallons at the bare minimum.

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Granulated Catfish (Pterodoras granulosus)

$24.99$54.99

A huge armored catfish found throughout many of the larger rivers of South America, the Soldier or Bacu Catfish is a unique scavenging species which feeds on detritus, dead fish, invertebrates, and even fruit in the wild. In the aquarium, they are gentle giants, and are peaceful towards all tankmates. Due to their heavily armored body and large size, they make good tankmates for large cichlids or other large predatory fish but with their huge adult size will require an equally large aquarium or indoor pond to keep.

Flash Juruense Catfish (Brachyplatystoma juruense)

$99.99$499.99

A remarkably patterned, large-growing predatory catfish, the Juruense or False Tigrinus is widely distributed throughout the Amazon Basin, where it is a prized food fish. Although juvenile fish tend to be a drab dark gray with some striping, as they grow this fish will develop a striking pattern of black stripes on an off white or occasionally even cream-colored background, extending to the intricately striped tail. The rare and sought after “flash” variant of this species displays very light white or yellow base coloration with an elaborate stripe pattern. These catfish tend to be found in fast-moving stretches of murky water, and they rely on their sensitive barbels much more than their limited eyesight to find prey. In the aquarium, they prefer dim lighting, ample hiding places, and pristine water quality (maintaining high levels of dissolved oxygen is especially important).

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Giant Bumblebee Catfish (Pseudopimelodus bufonius)

$19.99$39.99

An attractively marked, medium sized catfish, the Giant Bumblebee Catfish (sometimes also called Jello or Jelly Cat) is found throughout the Orinoco and Amazon basins. In the wild, it tends to be found in relatively shallow, slow moving waters – often buried in leaf litter – and is an ambush predator, feeding on small fish, insects, and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they are extremely hardy and undemanding fish, feeding on most sinking prepared foods. Like most catfish, they are nocturnal, and will spend most of the day in hiding so be sure to offer several hiding places.

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Harlequin Lancer Catfish (Bagroides melapterus)

$57.99$84.99

A uniquely patterned catfish species originating in freshwater streams and rivers of Indonesia, the Harlequin Lancer is an active, aggressive fish which will do best in a large tank with ample hiding places. Tankmates should be chosen carefully as they will attack slower or more docile fish, especially at night.

Ripsaw / Niger Catfish (Oxydoras niger)

$49.99$599.99

A gentle giant found throughout much of the Amazon basin, the Ripsaw or Niger Catfish is among the largest South American catfish. With distinctive saw-like scales running down their sides and dark black coloration, they are an impressive show fish but due to their enormous adult size are best suited for large custom aquariums or indoor ponds. In the wild, they use their sensitive barbels to scour sandy or muddy river bottoms for food, which primarily consists of insect larvae, worms, and crustaceans. In the aquarium they will readily accept almost any sinking prepared or frozen foods.

Spotted Pictus Catfish (Pimelodus pictus)

$7.99

A long time favorite in the aquarium hobby, the Spotted Pictus or Angelicus Catfish is a medium sized, active, schooling catfish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins in South America. In the wild, they usually inhabit shallow water with medium to fast-moving current and typically shoal in large groups. A hardy aquarium fish, they should be given plenty of open space for swimming and are best kept in groups of 6 or more. They make an excellent addition to larger aquariums with peaceful South or Central American Cichlids.

Black Lancer Catfish (Bagrichthys macracanthus)

$99.99$119.99

A striking, large predatory catfish, the Black Lancer is known from moderate to slow-moving large rivers in Sumatra. In the aquarium, they can be shy at first but will become more outgoing over time and if provided with enough cover. Although they will eat smaller fish, they typically will not bother fish too big to be eaten and can be kept in groups in an appropriately large aquarium.

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Tocantins Thorny Catfish (Rhinodoras sp. ‘Tocantins’)

$149.99 $124.99

A rare doradid catfish found in rivers throughout Central and Southern Brazil, the Marbled Thorny Catfish is a peaceful, substrate feeding fish found in areas of moderate to fast water flow. In the wild, it feeds heavily on invertebrates including snails, but will accept most frozen or prepared sinking foods in the aquarium. This species is largely sedentary but is a fast and agile swimmer when necessary so will benefit from a spacious aquarium with plenty of open swimming space.

False Jaguar Catfish (Liosomadoras morrowi)

$49.99

A driftwood catfish found throughout several river systems in Peru, the False Jaguar Catfish has a darker and generally more subtle pattern than its more well-known close relative but is very similar otherwise. In the wild, it spends most of its time hidden among submerged logs and tree roots, emerging at night to feed. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, but seem to do best in small groups. A shy species at first, they will quickly learn to come out of hiding when fed. In the aquarium, they prefer warm, slightly acidic water and require plenty of cover in the form of driftwood or caves.

Sun Catfish (Horabagrus brachysoma)

$8.99

A colorful, medium-growing catfish originating from the waters of Southwestern India, the Sun or Eclipse Cat is an active, social species ideal for larger aquariums. In the wild they are typically found in large groups in areas of slow-moving water, and are extremely hardy and adaptable in aquariums. Although they may eat very small tankmates, they are not particularly predatory and will accept almost any prepared or frozen foods. This species is relatively active for a catfish and can often be found swimming actively around their tanks during the day, especially if kept in a group.

Flying Fox (Epalzerhynchus kalopterum)

$4.49

An active and colorful algae grazer, the Flying Fox is found throughout a wide variety of habitats in Southeast Asia. It is an active, medium-sized social fish that feeds on a variety of common nuisance algae species in the aquarium. They will graze on diatom algae films on glass and decor as well as the difficult to eradicate black hair or black beard algae. Best kept in groups of 6 or more, they are live plant safe and hardy additions to most medium to large community aquariums.

Torpedo Candiru Catfish (Pareiodon microps)

$44.99

An unusual looking parasitic catfish, the Torpedo Candiru Cat or Candiru açu is found throughout much of the Amazon basin. A powerful, active swimmer that is almost always in motion, this species uses its strong sense of smell to seek out larger fish and either burrowing into gill tissue or skin with their highly specialized like mouths. They also feed on dead fish and mammals (including in some cases humans that had drowned), burrowing under skin and hollowing out the body. In the aquarium, they do best in a large tank with plenty of open swimming space and moderate to strong current.

Blue Dolphin Catfish (Cetopsis coecutiens)

$49.99$59.99

An unsual catfish found throughout most of the Amazon basin, the Blue Dolphin or Torpedo Catfish is a specialized predator/parasite adapted for feeding on larger fish and dead animals in the wild. A powerful, active swimmer, this fish feeds by seeking out large fish and taking substantial bites with their highly specialized “cookie cutter” like mouths. They also feed on dead fish and mammals, burrowing under skin and hollowing out the body. In the aquarium, they do best in a large tank with plenty of open swimming space and moderate to strong current.

Candiru Dolphin Catfish (Cetopsis candiru)

$119.99

This large, bizarre looking parasitic catfish, the Candiru Dolphin Cat or Candiru açu is found throughout most of the Amazon basin, where it spends most of the day hiding among fallen logs and driftwood. At night, they are powerful, active swimmers, seeking out large fish and taking substantial bites with their highly specialized “cookie cutter” like mouths. They also feed on dead fish and mammals (including in some cases humans that had drowned), burrowing under skin and hollowing out the body. In the aquarium, they do best in a large tank with plenty of open swimming space and moderate to strong current.

Albino Asian Redtail Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckioides)

$49.99

A large and aggressive river-dwelling catfish found throughout much of Southeast Asia, the Asian Redtail Cat (or ARTC as they are sometimes abbreviated in the hobby) is a powerful predatory species only suitable for very specialized hobbyists. In the wild, they are found in a wide variety of habitats but typically in areas of moderate to fast flow. In the aquarium, they are generally hardy but will do best with some current and plenty of oxygenation. With a maximum size of over 30″ in the wild, these fish require the largest of aquariums or indoor ponds as adults. They are also extremely aggressive towards most other fish, so should only be kept with large, robust, fast-moving tankmates. Albino specimens are uncommon and make striking display fish as they grow.

Chaca bankanensis Catfish (Chaca bankanensis)Out Of Stock

Chaca bankanensis Catfish (Chaca bankanensis)

$59.99$74.99

This bizarre species of bottom dwelling catfish is a classic ambush predator, closely mimicking the appearance of a dead leaf and lying in wait for prey to swim too close to its cavernous mouth. Generally found in shallow, blackwater habitats throughout Southeast Asia, their diet is primarily made up of smaller fish and insect larvae. In the aquarium, they are hardly an active species but make for a unique addition to any predator tank.

False Tigrinus / Juruense Catfish (Brachyplatystoma juruense)Out Of Stock

False Tigrinus / Juruense Catfish (Brachyplatystoma juruense)

$69.99

A remarkably patterned, large-growing predatory catfish, the Juruense or False Tigrinus is widely distributed throughout the Amazon Basin, where it is a prized food fish. Although juvenile fish tend to be a drab dark gray with some striping, as they grow this fish will develop a striking pattern of black stripes on an off white or occasionally even cream-colored background, extending to the intricately striped tail. There is an enormous amount of variability in this species so it is extremely difficult to predict how young fish will develop as they get older. Juruense Catfish tend to be found in fast-moving stretches of murky water, and they rely on their sensitive barbels much more than their limited eyesight to find prey. In the aquarium, they prefer dim lighting, ample hiding places, and pristine water quality (maintaining high levels of dissolved oxygen is especially important).

Burmese Shovelnose Catfish (Sperata acicularis)Out Of Stock

Burmese Shovelnose Catfish (Sperata acicularis)

$29.99

A large and rarely seen predatory catfish, the Burmese Shovelnose originates from several of the large rivers in Myanmar (Burma), where it is a prized food fish. An active, open water species, they are generally found within the main river channels in their native habitat in fast-moving, well oxygenated water. In the aquarium, similar conditions should be replicated, with regular large water changes to maintain excellent water quality. Although this species feeds largely on live fish in the wild, they will readily accept frozen and prepared foods. Due to their massive adult size, we recommend this fish only to experienced hobbyists with the means to house this large species.

Goldline Torrent Catfish (Glyptothorax laosensis)Out Of Stock

Goldline Torrent Catfish (Glyptothorax laosensis)

$24.99

A rarely seen and unique catfish species from the fast-moving waters of the middle Mekong and its tributaries, the Goldline Torrent Catfish is a micropredator and scavenger which uses modified fins to hold on to rocks and driftwood against rapidly flowing water. In the aquarium, they should be kept with substantial water movement and well-oxygenated water.