Salmontail Catfish - Chrysichthys brachynema

Origin: Australia
Temperament: Peaceful, very energetic. Will eat small fish as it gets larger
Care: Feed with sinking pellets or small crabs and small frogs. Use small grained gravel. 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 as the sharp dorsal and pectoral spines are covered in a mucus that will irritate the skin. Can live in fresh or brackish water.
Temperature Range: 21-30C
pH: 6.5-7.8
Potential Size: 80cm
Breeding: Not accomplished in an aquarium.
Sex: Cannot be determined from external features.

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