Vulture Catfish are white/silver coloured, stunning and uniquely beautiful fish with a sharp appearance. These exquisite fish originate from South America. They are present near the countries of Brazil and Peru and in the basins of Amazon and Orinoco.
Adult Vulture Catfish can reach a size of 20 inches. Therefore, selecting a tank of around 240 gallons is good.
Vulture Catfish are predatory and carnivorous fish. They are easy to feed. You can give them high-quality, protein-rich live or frozen foods, including smaller fish, as well as protein rich pellets. Their name "Vulture"suggests their predatory nature.
Vulture Catfish are aggressive candidates of the aquarium. They are dedicated hunters and fierce vultures. You can undoubtedly expect them to eat the smaller tank mates and potentially even attack the larger ones. As a result, aquarists of relevant expertise can choose to keep them since they demand care. Moreover, if you decide to introduce tankmates, it is better to introduce the ones that are large and robust.
Common Name: Vulture Catfish
Scientific Name: Calophysus Macropterus
Origin: South America; Countries such as Brazil and Peru, and the basins of Amazon and Orinoco.
Wild Caught / Captive Bred: Wild Caught
Diet: Carnivore. Vulture Catfish is not a picky eater. It loves a protein-rich high-quality diet. You can provide it with live or frozen foods, including smaller fish and pellets as well.
Compatibility: Aggressive. You can keep Vulture Catfish with considerable-sized and hardy fish. However, they are known to attack even larger tank mates.
Current Size: 3-10"
Adult Size: 14-18"
Recommended Tank Size: 240+ Gallons
Water pH Level: 6.0 - 7.4
Water Temparature: 75.2-84.2°F
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