Marble Sailfin x Tiger Shovelnose Hybrid Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum x Leiarus marmoratus)


A manmade hybrid of two large growing catfish species of the Amazon Basin, the Marble Sailfin or Achara x Tiger Shovelnose is a somewhat recent addition to the aquarium hobby originally developed by breeders in Asia but now in production as a food fish in South Ameria as well. Like both of their parent species, these fish will reach a large size in a relatively short time. In the aquarium, they are fairly easy to care for but keep in mind they will attempt to eat anything they can fit in their surprisingly large mouths. Juvenile fish grow extremely quickly so to realistically keep these fish long term a massive aquarium or ideally an indoor pond is necessary.



Marble Sailfin x Tiger Shovelnose Hybrid Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum x Leiarus marmoratus)

Origin: Aquacultured Colombia
Diet: Predator and scavenger, will eat anything small enough to fit in its mouth. In the aquarium, accepts most frozen and prepared sinking foods.
Adult Size: 25″
Recommended Tank Size: Realistically only suited for an indoor pond or the largest custom aquariums
Compatibility: Peaceful towards most tankmates large enough to avoid being eaten.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 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.