|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (Linnaeus, 1766)|
|Common Names||Tiger Shovelnose Catfish
Barred Sorubim, Surubi Atigrado (Argentinian), Tigermalle (Denmark), Tigerspatelwels (Germany), Tsn (Abbreviation)
|Synonym(s)||Platystoma artedii, Silurus fasciatus|
|Pronunciation||SUE doh plah tee stow mah|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pseudos=False +(Greek)platys=flat +(Greek)stoma=mouth.|
|Size||1050mm or 41.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Vertical to slightly oblique black stripes which are joined together in ''y'' shapes over the fishes back; often has spots, which are thicker on the ventral side; great variation in stripes and spot patterns. Eigenmann recognized at least 14 varieties or subspecies based on colour patterns; easily confused with other members of the genus.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon, Corintijns, Essequibo, Orinoco, Paraná basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.6|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Fish, crustaceans and literally anything that it finds tasty and small enough to eat.|
|Furniture||Large secured pieces of bogwood and rock. You know this fish is in an properly sized tank when it will cruise the mid-water area looking for food when hungry. They don't do this in cramped conditions.|
|Compatibility||Will eat anything that isn't big enough to avoid being on the menu. Not recommended for the home aquarium.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Very large characins and cichlids. Pacu are the safest option.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1), pp 505.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 09 09:29 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)|