Borneo Dragon Catfish (Hemibagrus olyroides)


A rarely seen catfish found in parts of Borneo, Indonesia, very little is known about the Dragon or Rooster Catfish in the wild. In the aquarium, it appears to be hardy and undemanding, and with a maximum size of about 8″ it is very suitable for medium to large tanks. With their unmistakable long, flowing tail and active nature they make for a unique and showy addition to any medium/large fish community.


Borneo Dragon Catfish (Hemibagrus olyroides)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: Borneo
Diet: Predator and scavenger, will accept most frozen and sinking prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful toward larger tankmates but will eat any fish small enough to fit in their mouths

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm