Striped Catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus)

Also known as Asian Catfish, Freshwater Catfish, Iridescent Shark, Iridescent Shark Catfish, Pangas Catfish, Pangasiid Catfish, Pangasiid Shark, Pangasius Cat, Pangasius Catfish, Pangasius Sutchi, River Catfish, Siamese Shark, Sutchi Catfish, Thai Catfish, Thailand Catfish, Vietnamese Striped Catfish

Description

Also known as Asian Catfish, Freshwater Catfish, Iridescent Shark, Iridescent Shark Catfish, Pangas Catfish, Pangasiid Catfish, Pangasiid Shark, Pangasius Cat, Pangasius Catfish, Pangasius Sutchi, River Catfish, Siamese Shark, Sutchi Catfish, Thai Catfish, Thailand Catfish, Vietnamese Striped Catfish.

Found in large rivers and the Mekong River Basin
They feed on algae, crustaceans, fish, fruits, insects, plants and zooplankton.
They lose their stripe with age.
Length - 130cm
Depth - ?
Widespread Asia


A freshwater air-breathing fish often seen in the aquarium trade and an important food source. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/14154

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