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Red tail catfish, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus,

is a pimelodid catfish named for its orange-red caudal fin. In

Venezuela it is known as cajaro and in Brazil it is known as pirarara.

It is the only extant species of the genus Phractocephal
Foods and Feeding:Red-tailed Catfish are omnivorous but prefer meaty

foods. As juveniles, they will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh,

and flake foods. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake

food or pellet everyday. As they grow go offer higher percentages of

pellets, live or frozen foods, and fruits. Be cautious as these fish

will and can eat anything that fits in their mouth, including filter

parts and heaters.
Aquarium Care:These are hardy fish, but do best with a large sump

filter system to keep the water clean and circulating. If needed, they

will swim to the top and gulp air and then swim back down to the bottom
Water Changes: Weekly - These fish require water changes of 30% a week.
Minimum Tank Size:, 1000 gallons is the absolute minimum for an average

sized fish, 1500 gallons or more will be needed for larger specimens.

Juvenile specimens will quickly outgrow a small tank, and if kept in

overly cramped quarters this species will not survive.
Social Behaviors:The Red-tailed Catfish are generally a good community

fish with tank-mates their own size. However they are territorial with

their own kind as well as other catfish from the Pimelodidae family.

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There are no reports of the Red-tailed Catfish having been successfully bred in aquariums. Breeding has been accomplished in South American fisheries however, via the use of hormones. These fish are used primarily as a food source but some make it into the aquarium trade. For general information on the breeding of catfish in the aquarium, see: .

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Jump to Foods and Feeding - Red-tailed Catfish are omnivorous but prefer meaty foods The Red-tailed Catfish has cylindrical arrow shaped body with a flattened belly and a laterally compressed tail. The mouth is shovel like and moderately depressed which is surrounded by long whiskers or barbels. A wide white stripe is present on the body that extends along the midline from the mouth to the caudal fin. Top of the body is dark gray to black in color while the underbelly and lower part of the mouth is white. The dorsal, pelvic, anal and the caudal fin are slightly pinkish red in color. In nature, its food mainly consists of other fish, crabs, crustaceans, fruits and seeds that fall into the waters. It is a good eater and in captive condition, they prefer meaty type freshwater foods or catfish sticks or the larger pellets. As juveniles, they generally eat all kinds of live, fresh and flake foods. To keep a healthy body, give them a high quality flake food or pellet every day. They are known to be very slow moving bottom fish that ambush their prey with their slow swimming habits. It prefers waters with pH range of 5.8 – 6.8, a temperature of 68-790 F and the water hardness between 2 and 10 dGH. It grows up to 1.8 m in length and 80 kg in weight. It can live up to 20 years.

Red-Tailed Catfish In Home Aquariums - Petcha

The Red-tailed Catfish has cylindrical arrow shaped body with a flattened belly and a laterally compressed tail. The mouth is shovel like and moderately depressed which is surrounded by long whiskers or barbels. A wide white stripe is present on the body that extends along the midline from the mouth to the caudal fin. Top of the body is dark gray to black in color while the underbelly and lower part of the mouth is white. The dorsal, pelvic, anal and the caudal fin are slightly pinkish red in color. In nature, its food mainly consists of other fish, crabs, crustaceans, fruits and seeds that fall into the waters. It is a good eater and in captive condition, they prefer meaty type freshwater foods or catfish sticks or the larger pellets. As juveniles, they generally eat all kinds of live, fresh and flake foods. To keep a healthy body, give them a high quality flake food or pellet every day. They are known to be very slow moving bottom fish that ambush their prey with their slow swimming habits. It prefers waters with pH range of 5.8 – 6.8, a temperature of 68-790 F and the water hardness between 2 and 10 dGH. It grows up to 1.8 m in length and 80 kg in weight. It can live up to 20 years.

Red Tail Catfish Feeding - YouTube