Crocodile Goonch Catfish (Bagarius suchus)


A rare species of the famed Goonch Catfish of Southeast and South Asia, the Crocodile Goonch is found in the rocky rapids of the middle Mekong in Thailand, Laos, and parts of Cambodia. With their elongated body and broad sensory barbels, these catfish are highly adapted to life in the rocky, fast-moving waters they inhabit in the wild. The Crocodile Goonch is among the smaller members of its genus but still reaches a substantial size, approaching 2 feet as adults. In the aquarium, they should be kept in similar conditions to the wild, with clean, well-oxygenated water and strong current. Rocks and other hides should be provided and they will generally do best with low or subdued lighting.


Crocodile Goonch Catfish (Bagarius suchus)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Locality: Mekong River Basin
Diet: Predator and fish eater. Can be weaned onto meaty frozen foods
Adult Size: 24″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 Gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive and predatory. Likely to harass other bottom dwellers

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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