Salmontail Catfish

Other Salmontail Catfish Names: Salmontail Catfish

Salmontail Catfish Scientific Name: Arius leptaspis, Hexanematichthys leptaspis

Salmontail Catfish (Arius leptaspis))

Temperature Range: 67°F-87°F
pH Range: 6.4-8
Hardness Range: 5-20°

Family: Aridae

Species Type: Australian Catfish

Salmontail Catfish Adult Size: 32 inches (cm)

Salmontail Catfish Life Expectancy: 15 years

Salmontail Catfish Habitat: Australian Rivers (Estuaries)

Salmontail Catfish Minimum Tank Size: 1000 gallons

Salmontail Catfish Temperament: Generally a peaceful schooling fish but will eat smaller fish.

Salmontail Catfish Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with sinking pellet foods supplimented with fresh fruit and vegetables. Shrimp or frozen foods can also be added as a treat.

Salmontail Catfish Description: This fish grows to be quite large and because of this is not suitable for long term aquarium use. Feed with sinking pellets. Use small grained gravel and do not use gravel with sharp edges. Hiding places are not required as the Salmontail Catfish usually spend their days swimming up and down the glass until feeding time. Care should be taken when handling this fish, as the sharp dorsal and pectoral spines are covered in a mucus that will irritate the skin. Can live in fresh or brackish water. This is a nocturnal species that will be far more active at night.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other large peaceful species.

Salmontail Catfish Breeding & Spawning: No real way to breed in an aquarium due to sheer size of adult specimens.

Determining Salmontail Catfish Sex: No known way to determine visually.

Aquarium Region: Bottom

Salmontail Catfish Diseases: None specific to species.

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