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Jordans catfish - Arius seemani

Jordans catfish - Arius seemani

Scientific name: Arius seemani

Common name: Jordans catfish

Family: Ariidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 30 - 35 cm (11.81 - 13.78 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 18°N (214.29 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Central America

Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food

The Jordans Catfish is Omnivorous and will accept virtually any food you can throw at it. They prefer live foods over all else but will happily receive chunks of frozen food or dried meaty treats.

Sexing

It is difficult to determine the sex of Arius seemani without harming it.

Breeding

Captive breeding is not common for the Jordans Catfish. In the wild the female lays approximately 100 and the male keeps them in his mouth for protection. Each egg is about the size of a small marble.

Lifespan

Jordans Catfish can live for more than 15 years if they are well cared for.

Origin

Arius seemani can be found along the pacific coast of North, Central and South America.

Short Description

Jordans Catfish is not a good species for the average aquarist to keep. This fish can get up to 2 feet in length so they require a very large aquarium to swim in. When young this catfish can live in freshwater but adults should be kept in brackish or salt water to avoid skin diseases. Unlike most catfish, these are not nocturnal; they will forage for food all day long. Be extra careful when handling this fish because their dorsal spines are poisonous if it punctures your skin.

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