Cat-eLog Right Sisoridae Right Sisorinae Right The genus Bagarius

Down Summary of Bagarius
Pronounced bag are ee uss
Etymology Bagarius: From the Bengali name of the fish (Vaghari).
Feeding Larval foods such as bloodworm and also shrimp. larger morsels (including fish) can be offered as the fish grows.
Compatibility In nature, it is a truly excellent predator, typically hunting in groups. In captivity, exhibits very anti-social behaviour so introduce other (large) fishes with extreme care as it reportedly eats scales and fin parts of some large fish kept with it. Will eat anything smaller.
Furniture Large, smooth and rounded stones over a sandy substrate.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium. To quote Baensch Vol. II, ''Who wants to breed this demon, anyway?''.
Size Smallest 700mm, largest 2000mm, average 1300mm, most commonly 700mm. All SL.
Species There are 6 "species" in the database
Keepers 5 species (83%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down Most Kept Species
1. Bagarius bagarius (66.67%)
2. Bagarius rutilus (12.12%)
3. Bagarius suchus (12.12%)
4. Bagarius vegrandis (6.06%)
5. Bagarius lica (3.03%)
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