Giraffe Nosed Catfish
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The Giraffe Nosed Catfish comes from lake and river systems located throughout Africa. It has a large head and is a marbled or spotted gray with a few black spots arranged in a line.
A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is required for this catfish due to the large size. Provide an aquarium with a warm, stable temperature, and plenty of rocks and plants. The Giraffe Nosed Catfish is a very peaceful tank member and appreciates having several hiding places.
- Scientific Name: Auchenoglanis occidentalis
- Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Water Conditions: 75-82° F, KH 4-15, pH 6.5-7.8
- Max. Size: 2' 3"
- Color Form: Black
- Diet: Omnivore
- Origin: Congo River basin predominantly, but it is found all over Africa
- Family: Bagridae
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