Salmon Catfish

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Salmon Catfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Blue Catfish, Lesser Salmon Catfish, Salmon Catfish and the correct latin name is Arius graeffei. It belongs to the Sea Catfish family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Peaceful to other species, however a lot of space is necessary. Not recommended for beginners.

Salmon Catfish can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Salmon 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.

Salmon Catfish, picture no. 1
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