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  Hemibagrus wyckii 12 inches one time offer ( £50 )

Hemibagrus wyckii 12 inches one time offer ( £50 )

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may swap other oddball's of the same value!!!

this is in with my large stingrays with no problems.

see info for keeping this type of catfish...

Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name
Hemibagrus wyckii (Bleeker, 1858)

Common Names
Crystal Eyed Catfish
Baung Jaksa (Indonesia), Freshwater Shark, Sueßwasser-Hai (Germany)
Type Locality
Tjitarum R., Parongkalong, Preanger Prov., Java, Indonesia.
Bagrus wyckii, Macrones wyckii, Mystus wyckii
HEM ee BAG russ - WICK ee eye
From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus.

Species Information
700mm SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Members of the genus Hemibagrus are bagrid catfishes that can attain standard lengths of up to 800 mm and are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent,Southeast and East Asia. Members of this genus have depressed heads,rugose head shields not covered by skin,a slender occipital process and moderately long adipose fins.

In life, the crystal blue eye and long, low sloping forehead identify this species which was previously known as Mystus wyckii. Due to the similarity in species name, sometimes this species is mixed up with H. wyckioides (previously known as Mystus nemerus) but H. wyckioides is a more grey colour and has a red tail fin.
Unknown, perhaps females are smaller and fuller.

Habitat Information
Southeast Asia: Thailand to Indonesia.
Thailand Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indonesian Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status
Least Concern
6.4 - 7.6
22.0-25.0°C (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters
Water parameters are not vitally important to this hardy fish.
Husbandry Information
All types of foods are taken. Young fish can be grown quickly on small meaty foods, but flakes and tablets are also taken. It is best to avoid feeding live fish at an early age - the fish will consume much more as it grows and may become picky about other foods. Larger fish can be fed earthworms, mollusks, prawns, white fish meat and pellets. Experimenting with other foods is recommended.
Inhabits lakes, creeks and rivers in the wild. Large rocks and driftwood if anything at all. These should be firmly secured in place. Heater guards are necessary, if using heater stats. External heating and filtration is a good idea. Large plants will not be eaten but again must be securely in place and of a sturdy nature.
A lone predator, will attempt to systematically dismantle any living thing too large to be consumed outright. Some report successful combination with much larger fish, but this would require a public aquaria sized aquarium or pond, very risky in anything smaller.
Suggested Tankmates
None. Try it and you'll end up with one Hemibagrus sooner or later.
Unreported in the home aquarium, probably lays huge numbers of eggs.

Contact Information
Advertiser: alan
Telephone: 07922434673
Town: tipton
County: West Midlands

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