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Easy, Peaceful Large bottom-dwelling Catfish ideal for your Africa habitat!
Max Mature Size in wild: 28″
Min Tank Size: 125 gallons
Temp: 72-80° F
Native to: Africa
The Giraffe Nosed Catfish is a large African catfish species that is known as a gentle giant because of its peaceful disposition. They can grow upwards of 36 inches long in the wild, but tend to reach sizes between 20 to 28 inches in the aquarium environment. Their natural habitat extends throughout a massive range that includes much of Africa and they have learned to adapt to a variety of water conditions. This adaptability also makes the Giraffe Nosed Catfish a good aquarium species for hobbyists with very large aquariums.
Giraffe Nosed Catfish prefer aquarium decor with a soft sandy substrate, areas w rock piles, large pieces of driftwood and plenty of open swimming areas.
The Giraffe Nosed Catfish is not a fussy eater and will readily consume a wide variety of meaty and vegetable based foods.