Lima Shovelnose Catfish
The Lima Shovelnose catfish, also called the duckbill catfish, has a unique broad flat shovel mouth and long whiskers. Lima shovelnose are caught in Peru, hence the name - for those that know their capitals. In the aquarium these fish only grow to about ten inches and can be kept mid-size and large fish. Generally the Lima shovelnose catfish will adapt to sinking pellets and frozen food, but be prepared to offer live black worms or feeder ghost shrimp.
- Scientific name: Sorubim lima
- Origin: Peru
- Max Size: 10 inches
- Life span: 12 years
- Food: Live feeders, scavanger, sinking pellets
- Shipping Size: 4 to 6 inches