Sunday, January 18, 2009
It' s a very effisien moving of fish but able to swallow a food bigger than its mouth it self, belong to be a member of the predatory fishes. It was here about two years ago and we named it "Ally" the alligator fish, we can feed "Ally" by holding a slice of fresh fish near to its mouth, and "Ally" will strike quickly then swallowed... mmm..
It's my tiger catfish, it has been two years old here, kept in a medium size aquarium with the other predator fishes, so they could live peacefully, we give some slices of fresh fish to feed them.
Tiger shovelnose catfish are originally found in the Amazons in the La Plata, Corintijns, Essequibo, Orinoco and Paraná River basins. They can however today be found in a number of other places around the world where they have been introduced.
They are usually quite easily feed and will accept dead food (sometimes requires training) such as shrimp, crab, crayfish and fish meat, Tiger Shovelnose catfish loves living food and it is beneficial to give them feeder fish every one and then. Feeder fish and especially feeder goldfish should however never be their main diet.