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Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon)

$34.99

A recently described and massive growing catfish from the Mekong Basin in Southeast Asia, the Blackhawk Catfish is a large and distinctive predatory species. With its characteristic large mouth and eel-like body, this catfish makes for a unique display fish in a suitably large aquarium. They can be distinguished from their close relatives in the genus Wallago by their solid black dorsal and pectoral fins and distinctive black marbled pattern. Tankmates for this species should be chosen carefully as they will attempt to eat anything that can fit in their surprisingly large mouth. Due to their enormous adult size, this fish is recommended only for experienced hobbyists with the largest aquaria.

Burmese Shovelnose Catfish (Sperata acicularis)

A large and rarely seen predatory catfish, the Burmese Shovelnose originates from several of the large rivers in Myanmar (Burma), where it is a prized food fish. An active, open water species, they are generally found within the main river channels in their native habitat in fast-moving, well oxygenated water. In the aquarium, similar conditions should be replicated, with regular large water changes to maintain excellent water quality. Although this species feeds largely on live fish in the wild, they will readily accept frozen and prepared foods. Due to their massive adult size, we recommend this fish only to experienced hobbyists with the means to house this large species.

Giant Bumblebee Catfish (Pseudopimelodus bufonius)

$34.99

An attractively marked, medium sized catfish, the Giant Bumblebee Catfish (sometimes also called Jello or Jelly Cat) is found throughout the Orinoco and Amazon basins. In the wild, it tends to be found in relatively shallow, slow moving waters – often buried in leaf litter – and is an ambush predator, feeding on small fish, insects, and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they are extremely hardy and undemanding fish, feeding on most sinking prepared foods. Like most catfish, they are nocturnal, and will spend most of the day in hiding so be sure to offer several hiding places.

Granulated Catfish (Pterodoras granulosus)

$39.99

A huge armored catfish found throughout many of the larger rivers of South America, the Soldier or Bacu Catfish is a unique scavenging species which feeds on detritus, dead fish, invertebrates, and even fruit in the wild.

Gulper Catfish (Asterophysus batrachus)

$44.99$59.99

With its prehistoric appearance and exaggerated, oversized mouth, the Gulper Catfish is hard to mistake for any other species. A voracious predator, they are amazingly able to consume fish even larger than they are. In the wild, they tend to inhabit deeper stretches of blackwater rivers, and their eyesight is relatively poor – relying instead on their sensitive barbels and sense of smell to find prey. Gulpers are relatively adaptable in the aquarium, but as a scaleless fish can be somewhat sensitive to water quality. Although they can be finicky eaters at first, they will quickly learn to accept frozen, protein rich feeds and even pellets.

Laulau Catfish (Brachyplatystoma cf. vaillanti)

$49.99

One of several Amazonian giants in the genus, the Laulau Catfish is found throughout the entire Amazon Basin and is thought to undertake lengthy migrations throughout its lifespan. Typically found in the fast-flowing main river channels, they use their long, sensitive barbels to locate food. In the aquarium, they will do best in large aquaria with plenty of open swimming space and moderate to strong water movement.

Leopard Candiru Catfish (Ituglanis amazonicus)

$24.99

A beautifully marked member of the pencil catfish family – more commonly known in the Amazon as Candiru – many of which are parasitic in nature, attaching themselves to the inside of the gills or other surfaces of larger fish and feeding on blood. In the aquarium, most of these species will readily adapt to a more conventional diet, and the Leopard Spotted Candiru accepts most sinking frozen or prepared foods. A shy species, they will typically hide during the day and emerge at night to explore and search for food.

Lince Catfish (Platynematichthys notatus)

$849.99

An large, open-water-dwelling predatory catfish found throughout the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, the Lince Catfish is a challenging but unmistakably impressive fish to maintain in an appropriately sized aquarium or pond. Found in fast-moving, well-oxygenated waters in main river channels, they require excellent water quality, high levels of dissolved oxygen, and ideally plenty of water movement. Realistically only a heated pond or enormous custom aquarium can house this species for life. Although generally not aggressive with comparably-sized tankmates, they will attempt to eat fish half their own size or smaller.

Porthole Catfish (Dianema longibarbus)

$9.99

A unique armored catfish and a favorite in the aquarium hobby for decades, the porthole catfish is found in shallow waters throughout much of the Amazon Basin. Peaceful, active, and social, they are best kept in small groups in the aquarium and will get along well with most similarly-sized tankmates.