Even though this is a stunning catfish, as an adult
it is not really a fish for the home aquarium, as
it will need to be housed in a huge tank as it will
get very nervous and will try to escape the confines
of the aquarium if its barbels can touch the both
sides of the glass sides at the same time, so it would
need to be a least 7' 0" long by 24" in
width. If you are able to accommodate these requirements
you will need a well covered tank with dim lighting,
floating plants may help here, with strong external
filtration and caves for cover. Large smooth rounded
boulders and branches would complete the aquascape.
Not to be trusted with small fishes as they will be
chased down during the night forays of this catfish.
Would need a large aquarium due to its eventual size
with a clear area to the front of the tank and hiding
places for it during the daylight hours such as large
clay land pipes and clay pots. Diet:
Small feeder fishes, lean beef, aquatic insect larvae,
tablet and frozen foods.