Barred Sorubim - Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Species name: Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Synonym: Pseudoplatystoma fascuatum, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum intermedium, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum brevifile, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum nigricans, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum reticulatum, Platystoma artedii, Silurus fasciatus
Common Names: Barred sorubim
Max. size: Up to 100 cm / 40 inches
Origin: South America. Amazon, Corintijns, Essequibo, Orinoco and Paraná River basins
Temperament: aggressive predator.
Company: Can only be kept with fishes that are to big too be considered as food.
Water parameters: pH 6.0-8.0, temperature 24-28°C / 75-82° F
Aquarium setup: requires large tanks where they got room too grow. aquarium should be decorated with large caves or rotes that offer hiding places.
Feeding: Accepts all kinds of live food. Can be thought too eat meat and fish pieces.
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