TIGER SHOVELNOSE CATFISH
The Tiger Shovelnose catfish is a large predatory catfish that should only be kept by an experienced aquarist with a really big aquarium. It’s hard not to fall in love with this beautiful catfish! Those awesome looking vertical strips with a bright white stomach make for an awesome eye piece for any aquarium.
An adult Tiger Shovelnose catfish will often reach a length of 40 inches (100 centimetres) in or more in the wild. When kept in aquariums, it will usually stay around 24 inches (60 centimetres). It can however grow much bigger, so you can never know for sure how large your Tiger Shovelnose catfish will become. The Tiger Shovelnose catfish grows fast and can reach a length of 1.3 feet (40 centimetres) during its first year. The amount of feeding will naturally affect the growth rate of the fish.
The name Tiger Shovelnose catfish is derived from the beautiful stripped pattern found on the body of the adult fish. This pattern will start showing when your Tiger Shovelnose catfish reach a size of approximately 6 inches (15 centimetres). These make for ultimate bottom feeders that hold a predator like state.
The native home of the Tiger Shovelnose catfish is the Amazon region and it can be found in the waters of the La Plata, Orinoco, Essequibo, Corintijns and Paraná River basins. Today, the Tiger Shovelnose catfish has been introduced by man to several other parts of the world and you can for instance find breeding populations of Tiger Shovelnose catfish in South Africa. Releasing your Tiger Shovelnose catfish into the wild is strongly advised against, unless you live in the Amazon. It is a skilled predator that can disrupt the native ecosystem.
SHIPPING AND RETURN POLICY
- All order’s must meet the minimum order requirement of $100 (before shipping costs) If you place an order under the amount it will not ship.
- Please check with your state laws regarding which fish are legal to keep before purchasing. Any fish ordered that are not allowed in that state will not be shipped and we will charge a $100 fee before the refund. For more info check our returns and refund section on your website.
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