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Rendahl's Catfish is native to Australia, primarily found in the Fitzroy River in Western Australia. This species is notable for its concave head that rises ahead of the dorsal fin, giving it a distinctive humpback appearance. Its eyes are positioned closer to the tip of the snout compared to related species. The coloration can vary from mottled light grey in younger specimens to a smooth dark color in adults, with some individuals exhibiting a light gold or tan hue, possibly influenced by environmental factors.

Rendahl's Catfish can grow up to 25cm in length. They accept most prepared and live or frozen foods in captivity and have a diet that includes mollusks. They thrive best in tanks with slow currents and prefer meaty foods but are also happy with pellets. Their natural diet consists mainly of aquatic insects, such as midge larvae, and micro crustaceans.

This species is peaceful and one of the less active members of the Plotosidae family kept in captivity. While they are not aggressive, larger specimens can be territorial among themselves.


Species Information:

  • Scientific Name: Porochilus rendahli
  • Common Name: Rendahl's Catfish
  • Family: Plotosidae
  • Max. Length: 25cm
  • Min. Tank Volume: 80 liters
  • Origin: Australia
  • Sociability: Peaceful
  • Water Conditions:
    • Temperature: 18-30°C
    • pH: 6.5-8.3

Rendahl's Catfish

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