Hardhead Sea Catfish

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Hardhead Sea Catfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Hardhead Sea Catfish, Sea Catfish and the correct latin name is Ariopsis felis. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Sea Catfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful catfish, however it’s size makes it almost impossible to be kept in ordinary aquariums.

Hardhead Sea Catfish can grow up to 60 cm what is approximately 23 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 7200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1116 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Hardhead Sea Catfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Hardhead Sea Catfish, picture 1

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Hardhead Sea Catfish, picture 3
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