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Crystal-eyed Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckii)

$249.99 $219.99

A large and aggressive river-dwelling catfish found in parts of Thailand, Maylasia, and Indonesia the Crystal Eyed or Wyckii Catfish is a powerful, aggressive 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 24″ in the wild, these fish require the largest of aquariums or indoor ponds as adults. They are also extremely aggressive towards nearly all other fish as well as with conspecifics, and rarely tolerate any tankmates for long. Their jet black body coloration paired with the striking white highlights on the tail and first dorsal fin ray make this an impressive show fish popular with monster fish keepers.

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Description

Crystal Eyed Catfish (Hemibagrus wyckii)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Diet: Predator and live fish eater, will typically accept frozen and sinking foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 26″
Recommended Tank Size: 200 gallons
Compatibility: Extremely aggressive for a catfish and predatory, rarely tolerates other fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
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.