Redtail X Tiger Shovelnose Hybrid Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus X Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum)

$34.99

A manmade hybrid of two of the largest growing catfish species of the Amazon Basin, the Redtail x Tiger Shovelnose is a somewhat recent addition to the aquarium hobby originally developed by breeders in Asia. Like both of their parent species, these fish will reach a truly massive 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.

Description

Redtail X Tiger Shovelnose Hybrid Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus X Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
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: 36″
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.