Yellow Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis biscutatus)

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Yellow Giraffe Catfish

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Yellow Giraffe Catfish

Auchenoglanis biscutatus

Challenging

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 8.0

[[Minimum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-25 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-18 years

Family

Claroteidae



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Additional names

Yellow Giraffe Catfish

Additional scientific names

Auchenaspis biscutatus, Pimelodus biscutatus


Origin

An African Catfish found in the Rivers Nile, Niger, Senegal and Lake Chad Basin and Gambia basin.

Sexing

It is not possible to sex this fish visually, however, an egg-carrying mature female will appear broader in the abdomen.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful fish towards tank mates and it's own species. It will, however, pose a threat to fry and small fish and any eggs tank mates may have laid.

Diet

Will accept most foods including sinking pellets and wafers as well as blanched vegetables and live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

An active, sociable and peaceful catfish.

Identification

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