South American Catfish (Rhamdia quelen)

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South American Catfish

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Wild South American Catfish

Rhamdia quelen

284 Litres (75 US G.)

25.4-33cm (10-13 ")




4.0 - 8.0

17.8-27.8°C (64 -82 °F)

5-25 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

South American Catfish, Pale Catfish, Silver Catfish, Canyon Catfish

Additional scientific names

Pimelodus quelen, Caecorhamdia urichi, Pimelenotus vilsoni, Pimelodus baronismuelleri

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Should be housed with fish too large to be eaten only, small fish will vanish. Large South American Cichlids, provided the tank is large enough, can work well. This Catfish will be territorial towards conspecifics.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A large robust territorial catfish.

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