View Full Version : Feeding Young Tiger CatFish

04-13-2007, 11:55 PM
Hey Guys, listen i just bought a young tiger shovelnose catfish, its about 8cm/3inch. But what i want to ask now is that i giving him a grouper fish fillet, and he eat it but only 1 pieces a day! is it a problem? what other food i can give it to him at his age?i tried the flake but he doesnt eat it. Help me guys i don want the fish to starve.

04-14-2007, 12:11 AM
What is the scientific name?

04-14-2007, 03:08 PM
ive seen those guys before. a scientific name will help

07-22-2007, 06:41 PM
This is what we're looking at building an outdoor pool for, it's Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum

07-22-2007, 10:23 PM
I would feed it NLS at that size. Once he is too big to be satisfied by that, a variety of prepared foods (raw, fresh or preferably frozen) from the seafood section will probably be best.

08-09-2007, 09:45 AM
Just FYI, but gut analysis on wild TSCs shows they eat freshwater crabs and shrimp, fruits and nuts. Same for SA RTCs, actually.


08-09-2007, 03:54 PM
I would probably feed him like sinking wafers and carnivore pellets. If you want, you can buy silver sides and cut it into small chunks. Try that. I feed my bichir this and I cut it into 3 pieces and he is 7" long if that tells you how little to cut it. And this fish gets really big, what size tank you have him in and what filtration?

08-18-2007, 02:29 PM
Hey man,
I m having one Tiger shovel nose.,.
i feed him Prawns, Chicken Heart and Crabs. But he is lazy eater. when piece of food fall close to her mouth , he sense wid his moustache and suddenly eat d piece f his food like attacing on food.,.
i havent feed him a feeder fish.,.,.when i bought, he was 3 n now he s 6'' within 2 months.:19:

08-18-2007, 03:17 PM
And this fish gets really big, what size tank you have him in and what filtration?

Kuli is right. You are looking at a fish that can get upwards of at least 3 feet long. You will ultimately need a huge tank, I'd say 220 at a bare minimum, preferably more like at least 300 gallons or so.

08-18-2007, 05:31 PM
Atleast a 300g is what I say. I was tempted by one at my LFS also but I passed knowing that it got big, even though he told me it only got like a foot long, he told me the same about the redtail and I know that is BS.