Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon)

$49.99

A recently described and massive growing catfish from the Mekong Basin in Southeast Asia, the Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon) 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.

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Description

Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon)

Origin: Wild Southeast Asia
Locale: Middle Mekong
Diet: Predator and fish eater. Will usually accept frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 40″+
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallon+ Realistically only the largest custom aquariums or indoor ponds are appropriate to maintain this species
Compatibility: Predatory but generally not aggressive. Will eat anything they can fit in their surprisingly large mouths

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to their large size and packing requirements, large, extra large, and jumbo sized Wallago Catfish are not eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air freight when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for more information.