Albino Asian Redtail Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckioides)


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.


Albino Asian Redtail Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckioides)

Origin: Aquacultured Thailand
Diet: Fish eater and predator. Will eat any fish small enough to fit in its large mouth
Adult Size: 24″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 gallon
Compatibility: Extremely aggressive for a catfish and predatory, tankmates should be chosen with caution

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     75-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.