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Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

The Tiger Shovelnose Catfish will grow to two feet in the aquarium so this fish should be kept only with larger species. The pattern on the catfish develops at 6 inches is a very attractive marble pattern. These catfish are very hardy.

These are beautiful catfish with a long flowing body and are caught in the upper Amazonian basin. These fish come in pattern variations from spotted to striped.

  • Scientific name: Pseudoplastystoma fascitatium
  • Origin: Venezaula 
  • Max Size: 24 inches
  • Life span: 12 years
  • Food: Live feeders, scavanger, sinking pellets
  • Approx. Shipping Size: Small 2 to 3 inches Large 6 inches