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  • Pseudoplatystoma sp. hybrid(2)
  • Pseudoplatystoma sp. hybrid(2)
  • Pseudoplatystoma sp. hybrid(2)
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Scientific Name Pseudoplatystoma sp. hybrid(2)   
Common Name
Pronunciation SUE doh plah tee stow mah
Etymology (Greek)Pseudos=False +(Greek)platys=flat +(Greek)stoma=mouth. 
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General Remarks An artificial hybrid involving Pseudoplatystoma and a species of Doradid, which one is unknown.
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Feeding Carnivore feeding on a very mixed and varied diet including earthworms, whole prawns, mussels, fish fillets, floating sticks/pellets and catfish pellets.
Furniture Large, spacious tank with open space for night time cruising. A large shady bogwood root or pipe that the catfish can retreat to during the day is also required. Ensure the heater is in the open and not in a place where the catfish may try and hide. When larger a hide is not necessary.
Compatibility Ideally suited to life with other large fish. These catfish are predatory and will eat smaller fish if hungry. Claimed by some to behave aggressively/territorially towards other catfish.
Suggested Tankmates Other large catfish such as Oxydoras, Pterodoras and Megalodoras. Other fish should always be over half of its body length.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2008 Sep 22 13:58 (species record created: 2008 Sep 21 03:51)