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  Chacidae
Chacidae

 

Chacidae = ( CHA sid dee )

There are now four species in this family which are commonly known as "frog-mouth catfishes" or alternatively "angler catfish". The latest from 2012 is C.serica from southern Borneo.

These common names give away the nature of these catfish as they are out and out predators and should really be kept in a species tank on their own. Will eat mostly live food where they will "wiggle" their short maxillary barbels, much like the marine Angler fish, and suck their unsuspecting prey into their huge mouths.

 
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