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Rita rita 'Albino' (Albino Rita Catfish)
A huge riverine catfish unsuitable for home aquaria. Body colour of normal fish is silvery brown, fins pinkish; albino fish basically pinkish white. The mouth is very large but the eyes are tiny.
Primarily of value as a food fish, occasional specimens may turn up in aquarium shops.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
This wide ranging species is found in large river systems including brackish water estuaries. A predatory catfish, this species eats fish, crustaceans, molluscs and insects. Not particularly territorial or aggressive, so potentially viable in a jumbo community alongside pacu and other giant fish, but highly predatory,
Requires a big tank with powerful filtration. Not recommended for home aquaria.
|Distribution||South Asia, from Afghanistan to Burma|
|Size||Up to 150 cm, though normally smaller|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|
|Care Level||Expert only|
The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.
No shops currently have any stock of this fish
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