Is reported to commonly attack
the fishes caught in fishermen's nets and seines as
well as those hooked on trotlines or gaffed. Aquarium
Care: An out and out predator so should only
be kept with larger species such as South American
cichlids, Oscars etc. and the larger L-number armoured
Loricariids. I must admit that in the "Large
Catfish" world this is probably one of the nicest
looking and comparatively easy to keep species if
you are a big cat enthusiast, and if you are able
to give it a large tank (min 6ft x 3ft x 2ft) to cruise
around in. Diet: Shrimps, fish fillets
and live foods such as Earthworms. Will gladly take
tablet, pellet foods and foodsticks.
Ros, Wolfgang and Schmidt,
Jakob (2008):Calophysus macropterus: Ein "Hai"
im Süßwasseraquarium: D. Aqu. u.
Terr. Z. (Datz) 61 (4): 16-18. Pimelodidae).
Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.6 no.3 Porto Alegre 2008. Grant, Steven. Pims.
Pimelodidae, Heptapteridae and Pseudopimelodidae Catfishes.
ATS-Aquashop.de 2021 219p. ScotCat
145. July 2008. www.datz.de