TIGER SHOVELNOSE CATFISH
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FINS, FEATHERS, AND FUR
Also known as the Tiger Catfish, the Tiger Shovelnose Catfish is aggressive and has massive mouths that can easily eat small Fish. However, they rarely eat their tank mates if well fed. APPEARANCE The Tiger Shovelnose Catfish has a long and slender body with beautiful silver and black coloration and black stripes. Their entire body has spots. They have large, flat mouths with long whiskers and are four feet in length in the wild, although they are merely two to three feet long in captivity. DIET These omnivores should be fed large feeders and commercial sinking pellets along with small slices of fresh market Fish. CARE Tiger Shovelnose Catfish are energetic, so the aquarium should be covered to prevent them from jumping out of the tank. TANK MATES Large Fishes, such as giant Gourami, Pacu, and Cichlids like Oscar Fish and Severums, can serve as their tank mates. TANK SETUP These should be set up with driftwood, plants, bogwood, and rocks. WATER CONDITIONS The water should be soft and acidic.