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Ornate Congo Catfish Chrysichthys ornatus

Category: Catfish - Clarotidae

Size: 8-10cm

Price: £26.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 2 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Schooling Fish: No

Sociability: Peaceful


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-10cm

Chrysichthys ornatus (Ornate Congo Catfish)

A fairly large predatory catfish with a mottled golden body when young, darkening to mottled golden brown when mature. There are no known differences between the sexes.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A sluggish, nocturnal species with an extremely large gape! Easily able to swallow prey up to half its own side. Tankmates should be chosen with care, with preference given to species that are either deep bodied (like silver dollars) or too heavily armoured (like plecs) to be viewed as prey. Not difficult to feed, though meaty foods such as earthworms are particularly enjoyed. Apart from their predatory instincts, these fish are peaceful, and may be kept in groups should there be sufficient space.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Central Africa: Congo River
Temperature 20-25 C
Size Up to 25 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0