Black Lancer Catfish (Bagrichthys macracanthus)


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.



Black Lancer Catfish (Bagrichthys macracanthus)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: Sumatra
Diet: Carnivore and predator, will accept most sinking foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallon
Compatibility: Aggressive for a catfish, should be kept with other large, fast-moving, and aggressive fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm