Sturgeon Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio)

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Sturgeon Catfish

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Sturgeon Catfish

Platystomatichthys sturio

511 Litres (135 US G.)

35.6-38.1cm (14-15 ")




6.0 - 7.5

21 -25 °C (69.8-77°F)

12-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

12-14 years



Additional names

Sturgeon Catfish, Fox Catfish

Additional scientific names

Platystoma sturio

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Best in a species tank or with other medium to large fish that do not occupy the same area as the catfish, but really best kept alone.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Feed with fine meaty catfish pellets and meaty foods such as bloodworm, small earthworms, daphnia and tubifex.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Needs an exceptionally large tank with immaculate water conditions. Must be kept in a mature tank with low nitrate levels. Needs a tank wide enough for it to stretch out its long barbels. Does best with a fine soft substrate.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Skittish catfish that can easily damage itself if frightened.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An slender silver large catfish with an elongated blunt snout with long barbels. Resembles the Sorubim lima. An albino variant has been sighted.

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