Sun Catfish (Horabagrus brachysoma)


A colorful, medium-growing catfish originating from the waters of Southwestern India, the Sun or Eclipse Cat is an active, social species ideal for larger aquariums. In the wild they are typically found in large groups in areas of slow-moving water, and are extremely hardy and adaptable in aquariums. Although they may eat very small tankmates, they are not particularly predatory and will accept almost any prepared or frozen foods. This species is relatively active for a catfish and can often be found swimming actively around their tanks during the day, especially if kept in a group.

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Sun Catfish (Horabagrus brachysoma)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most prepared or frozen foods
Adult Size: 14″+
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallon+
Compatibility: Peaceful, but may be predatory towards smaller tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     75-80F
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.