Yellow Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis biscutatus)

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Yellow Giraffe Catfish

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Yellow Giraffe Catfish

Auchenoglanis biscutatus

757 Litres (200 US G.)

88.9-137.2cm (35-54 ")




7.0 - 8.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

8-25 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-18 years



Additional names

Yellow Giraffe Catfish

Additional scientific names

Auchenaspis biscutatus, Pimelodus biscutatus

Origin[edit | edit source]

An African Catfish found in the Rivers Nile, Niger, Senegal and Lake Chad Basin and Gambia basin.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to sex this fish visually, however, an egg-carrying mature female will appear broader in the abdomen.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish towards tank mates and it's own species. It will, however, pose a threat to fry and small fish and any eggs tank mates may have laid.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including sinking pellets and wafers as well as blanched vegetables and live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active, sociable and peaceful catfish.

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