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The South American Redtail Catfish, known scientifically as Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, is a stunning and large freshwater fish species that originates from the Amazon river basin in South America. They are characterized by their distinct red tail, sleek silver body, and prominent barbels. At maturity, these catfish can grow to an impressive size, reaching up to 4 feet in length and weighing over 50 pounds, making them a truly eye-catching addition to any large aquarium or pond.In terms of care, South American Redtail Catfish require a spacious and well-filtered tank with ample hiding spots and a sandy substrate to mimic their natural habitat. They are carnivorous and will feed on a diet of live or frozen meaty foods such as fish, crustaceans, and insects. Due to their large size, it's essential to provide them with a high-quality diet and proper water conditions to promote their health and longevity in captivity. As with any large fish, adequate space and water quality management are key factors in their successful care.

South American Redtail Catfish

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