Albino Hoplo Catfish (Megalechis thoracata)


The attractive albino form of the Spotted Hoplo Catfish is a recent addition to the hobby, although the normal Hoplo Cat has been a favorite for decades due to its unique appearance, active nature, and hardiness. A widespread species throughout much of the Amazon, Spotted Hoplo Catfish inhabit a wide variety of habitat types and are especially hardy due to their ability to breathe atmospheric air when dissolved oxygen levels are low. In the aquarium, they will thrive in a wide variety of conditions and make excellent tankmates for most medium sized fish.




Albino Hoplo Catfish (Megalechis thoracata)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Insects, invertebrates, most sinking frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 25 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, excellent community fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm