Large Catfish

Large catfish are a very beautiful and peaceful species that make a wonderful addition to a large community aquarium. Most are omnivores and require a balanced diet of meaty and vegetable based foods. They make wonderful scavengers and help maintain good water quality.

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Adult forms of the Black Lancer Catfish boast a unique, elongated dorsal fin. Primarily black, some adults will develop a distinct white, lateral stripe down the body. As these... [Read more]



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Also known as the Black Fin Shark, the Columbian Shark is a catfish which will grow quite large in an aquarium. It may also be referred to as Jordan's Catfish or the West American... [Read more]



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The Giraffe Nosed Catfish comes from lake and river systems located throughout Africa. It has a large head and is a marbled or spotted gray with a few black spots arranged in a... [Read more]



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Also known as the Duckbill or Duckbeak Catfish, this South American catfish is a peaceful candidate for the home aquarium. Its slender body and long antennae make for an impressive... [Read more]



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The Pictus Cat is a memeber of the antenna catfish group and usually has a pale to gray body with a black spotted pattern. The pectoral fins are serrated, so it is recommended... [Read more]



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The Redtail Cat has a broad head and body that tapers towards the tail. It has a dark black body, white underbelly, and a bright red tail. The Redtail Cat can grow impressively... [Read more]



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The Synodontis Decorus Catfish, also known as the Decorus Catfish or Decorated Synodontis, is known scientifically as Synodontis decorus, S. vittatus, and S. labeo. It is a member... [Read more]



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The Synodontis Eupterus Catfish is also known as the Featherfin Squeaker and is from the rivers and lakes of Africa. It is a wide-bodied catfish and is pale in coloration with... [Read more]



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The Tiger Shovelnose Cat, which is also known as the Tiger Catfish, is from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is a large catfish that can attain a length of over... [Read more]



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The Upside Down Cat is also known as the Blotched Upside Down Catfish and is from the rivers and lakes of Central Africa within the Congo Basin. It is one of the smaller Synodontis... [Read more]