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Ripsaw/Niger Catfish (Oxydoras niger)

$59.99

A gentle giant found throughout much of the Amazon basin, the Ripsaw or Niger Catfish is among the largest South American catfish. With distinctive saw-like scales running down their sides and dark black coloration, they are an impressive show fish but due to their enormous adult size are best suited for large custom aquariums or indoor ponds. In the wild, they use their sensitive barbels to scour sandy or muddy river bottoms for food, which primarily consists of insect larvae, worms, and crustaceans. In the aquarium they will readily accept almost any sinking prepared or frozen foods.

Small Scute Doradid Cat (Platydoras sp. ‘shallow scute’)

$199.99$289.99

A rare Doradid catfish found in the lower Marowijne River in Suriname, the Small Scute or Shalllow Scute Doradid Catfish is typically found on sandy substrate in moderate to slow moving waters. With their heavily armored bodies and sharp pectoral spines, they have few natural predators and are a relatively bold species. Like most of their close relatives, they are a peaceful catfish and feed primarily on small insects, mollusks, and crustaceans in the wild. In the aquarium they are peaceful toward nearly all tankmates and will typically not be bothered by larger, aggressive fish.

Tiger Shovelnose Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum)

$9.99

One of the largest growing catfish species of the Amazon Basin, the Tiger Shovelnose is an important food fish throughout its range and has been a favorite in the aquarium hobby for decades despite its huge adult size. 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.

Borneo Dragon Catfish (Hemibagrus olyroides)

$44.99

A rarely seen catfish found in parts of Borneo, Indonesia, very little is known about the Dragon or Rooster Catfish in the wild. In the aquarium, it appears to be hardy and undemanding, and with a maximum size of about 8″ it is very suitable for medium to large tanks. With their unmistakable long, flowing tail and active nature they make for a unique and showy addition to any medium/large fish community.

Marble Sailfin Catfish (Leiarus marmoratus)

$27.99$34.99

A large-growing, active, and beautifully marked catfish, The Marble Sailfin Cat originates in the Peruvian Amazon. With their distinctive spotted pattern, huge dorsal fin, and extremely long barbels, they are a beautiful and active fish in the aquarium. With an adult size of around 24-28″, however, they require an enormous aquarium or pond as an adult. Tankmates should be chosen with care as they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their huge mouths.

Ornate Pimelodus Catfish (Pimelodus ornatus)

$49.99

A larger-growing cousin of the popular, well-known Spotted Pictus, the Ornate Pim Catfish is found throughout much of the Amazon and its tributaries but is uncommon in the hobby. With its distinctive black and white banding, silver base, and striped pattern, they are a beautiful and extremely active fish in the aquarium. With a maximum size of around 12″, they are much more manageable as adult fish than many other large growing catfish seen in the trade. Although they are generally peaceful, tankmates should be chosen with care as they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their mouths.

Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis)

$39.99

A gentle giant found throughout much of West and Central Africa, the Giraffe Catfish is a hardy and adaptable species with a distinctive spotted pattern. In the wild, it inhabits shallow, slow-moving areas of rivers and lakes where they use their large barbels to sift for food in the sand and mud. In the aquarium, they are undemanding and make excellent tankmates for similarly peaceful large fish.

Tabla Barba / Slobbering Catfish (Brachyplatystoma platynemum)

$119.99

A large, distinctive predatory catfish found throughout much of the middle Amazon, the Slobbering Catfish is also sometimes known as Tabla Barba, a local name for the fish in its native Peru where it is an important food fish. Growing as large as 36″ or more in the wild, this fish is not as active as some of its open-water swimming relatives but still requires an enormous aquarium as an adult. A powerful predator, they can require live foods at first but can usually be weaned onto meaty frozen foods like krill or silversides. They require excellent water quality and will do best with moderate to strong water movement in the aquarium.

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.

Striped Wallago Catfish (Wallagonia leerii)

$169.99

An enormous predatory catfish from the rivers of Southeast Asia, the Striped Wallago is a true monster fish and an important food fish species throughout its native habitat. Relatively hardy and undemanding, their main requirement in the aquarium is ample space for a fish that can grow to over 6 feet in size. 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 swallow fish nearly their own size.

Red Cetopsis Catfish (Denticetopsis sp.)

$22.99

This smaller growing relative of the more well-known Blue Dolphin or Blue Cetopsis Catfish is found in the rivers and small creeks surrounding Iquitos, Peru, where it spends most of the day hiding among fallen logs and driftwood. At night, or when they smell food in the water, they are incredibly fast and active swimmers, engaging in a shark-like “feeding frenzy” behavior. Unlike their larger relatives which are known for taking substantial bites out of much larger fish, these catfish seem to be much more peaceful and will coexist with most similarly-sized fish. A somewhat social fish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more.

Giant Bumblebee Catfish (Pseudopimelodus bufonius)

$34.99$39.99

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.

True Piraiba Catfish (Brachyplatystoma filamentosum)

$499.99$999.99

One of the largest of the Amazon giant catfish, the Piraiba is an important food fish throughout much of its range, which extends from the headwaters of the Amazon in the Andes to its mouth at the far Eastern edge of Brazil as well as the Guianas. Known to undertake massive migrations to spawn, this open water predator is typically found in murky, fast-moving waters in main river channels and due to its huge adult size and active nature is only suitable for the largest custom aquariums or indoor ponds. The true giant Piraiba is found in the coastal waters of Suriname, where our fish are collected from.