วันศุกร์ที่ 14 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2555

Fish Data : Tiger Shovelnose

 


Origin:          Brazil, Amazon River Basin, Argentina, Peru & Venezuela   

Durability:      Very hardy, easy keepers, must have adequate space to swim.
Tank Setup:  Water temperature:     72-82°f, 23-28°c
                        Water quality PH:        6.5-7.8, mine do well in the 6.6-6.8 range.
                        Water quality, NO³:      Nitrate level, below 200 PPM, try for under 100 PPM.
                        Water quality NH³:       Ammonia, up to .5 PPM sustained but best at zero.
                        Tank size minimum:    180 gallon or larger aquarium, 72" by 24" by 24" tall.
                        Ted's aquarium is:       A heated 2,400 gallon outdoor tank, 12' by 8' by 4' high, 

    The Tiger Shovelnose Cat, which is also known as the Tiger Catfish, is from the rivers and tributaries of South America. It is a large catfish that can attain a length of over 3 feet in captivity. The body of this cat is long and slender and has a beautiful silver coloration. Black stripes and spots cover the entire body, giving this fish a tiger-like appearance. The mouth is adorned with very long whiskers, and is long and flat in shape.

    This fish can grow impressively large in an aquarium setting and should be given plenty of room to swim. Due to its size and high energy this fish should be kept with larger tank mates. Besides the minimum tank size of 180 gallons, rocks, plants, and large driftwood should be used to enhance and simulate a natural environment. Since the Tiger Shovelnose Catfish is a highly active fish, a tightly covered aquarium should be used to prevent it from jumping out of the tank.A Tiger Shovelnose Catfish aquarium tank should have good filtration since these fishes are sensitive to poor water quality. It is also beneficial to make two water changes each week to reduce the stress on the water.

   This fish is Canivorus , Like to eat small live in the water , You can feed them with many various of food , Like Shirmp , Small Fish , Insect , Worm ,Blood Worm etc.


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Reference :

 http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+1163+1591&pcatid=1591

 http://www.anythingfish.com/images/Ted/PhotoGallery/tiger_shovelnose_catfish.htm

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/catfish/tigershovelnose.php