|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudoplatystoma sp. hybrid(4)|
|Pronunciation||SUE doh plah tee stow mah|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pseudos=False +(Greek)platys=flat +(Greek)stoma=mouth.|
|Size||915mm or 36" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Appears to be a hybrid of Psuedoplatystoma and Leiarius spp., probably L. marmoratus and P. tigrinum.|
|pH||6.0 - 8.0|
|Temperature||21.0-26.0°C or 69.8-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Requires clean well aerated, regularly changed water can become listless and loses appetite if a regular water change regime is not adhered to.|
|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||Commercially bred in South American aquaculture farms, highly unlikely in aquaria.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2012 Jul 25 20:14 (species record created: 2012 Jul 25 20:00)|