Shadow Catfish (Hyalobagrus flavus)


A unique schooling catfish found in the acidic blackwater streams of Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia, the Shadow Catfish is a small-growing and peaceful species well suited for aquarium life. They prefer slightly soft water but are otherwise hardy and undemanding in the aquarium. Best kept in groups of 6 or more, these catfish will readily accept most prepared foods and are peaceful towards all tankmates.


Shadow Catfish (Hyalobagrus flavus)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: Kalimantan Borneo
Diet: micropredator and scavenger, will accept most frozen and sinking prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 1.75″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful toward all tankmates

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

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