Redtail catfish

Although the redtail catfish is the only living representative of this genus, there are other members that date back to the upper Miocene.

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The Redtail catfish lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater, pH range: 5.5 - 6.8, dH range: 10 environment.

The redtail catfish, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, is a pimelodid (long-whiskered) catfish named for its red or orange caudal fin. In Venezuela it is known as cajaro and in Brazil it is known as pirarara. It is the only extant species of the genus Phractocephalus. More

species, the redtail catfish is still a very large species. It is known to reach a length of more than 3 feet and a weight of at least 110 pounds. Consequently, the redtail catfish is used as a food fish throughout much of its range. More

Although the redtail catfish is the only living representative of this genus, there are other members that date back to the upper Miocene. P. nassi was described in 2003, and is from Urumaco, Venezuela. Another undescribed member is known to exist from Acre, Brazil. More

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The redtail catfish are some of the most beautiful fish you could ever catch. They are also a very large and intelligent predatory catfish. They are native to South America and can be found in the Amazon River. More

We have a South American Redtail Catfish that is about 20" long and has outgrown our 90 gallon tank. We need any advise that you can give us as he really needs a larger environment than a home tank. We can't get any response from the closest fish aquarium. More

the Redtail Catfish is a highly active fish, a tightly covered aquarium should be used to prevent it from jumping out of the tank. They mature into a very heavy fish and should be maintained in a reinforced aquarium. More

I bought a 3 inch redtail catfish in march, he has grown extremely fast. We started off feeding him bloodworms, nightcrawlers, and live feeder goldfish.. He is currently in a 125 gallon tank and has officially outgrown it. More

Where Redtail catfish are located today in the united states: General information:: Redtail Catfish Photo from Catfish travel alone hunting for prey by themselves in the wild. More

The redtail catfish, known as pirarara in Brazil, is one of the most ubiquitous of the giant cats. It appears to have very few habitat limitations, just as happily living in acidic, blackwater lowlands streams as it is in alkaline highlands rivers. More

The Asian Redtail catfish is a member of the Bagridae family of catfishes and has a wide distribution throughout the Asian subcontinent. More

Common names

Guacamayo bagre in Spanish (español)
Panssaripäämonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pejje torre in Spanish (español)
Pez torre in Spanish (español)
Pirarara in English
Pirarara in Portuguese (Português)
redtail catfish in English
Rotflossen-Antennenwels in German (Deutsch)
Rødhalet malle in Danish (dansk)
レッドテールキャットフィッシュ in Japanese (日本語)
双色护头鲿 in Mandarin Chinese
紅尾護頭鱨 in Mandarin Chinese
红尾护头鲿 in Mandarin Chinese
雙色護頭鱨 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Pimelodidae
Genus : Phractocephalus
Species : Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Authority : Bloch and Schneider,1801