Bagrichthys macracanthus

Common Names: Black Lancer
Synonyms: Bagroides macracanthus
Family: Bagridae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: Asia; Thailand to Indonesia
Main Ecosystem: River; Inhabits large muddy rivers.
Temperament: Peaceful; This species is peaceful. Adult specimens require large amounts of room to be kept together, as they may quarrel.
Diet: Carnivore; This fish can be weaned onto prepared foods such as sinking foods. Meaty foods such as bloodworms should also be provided. Their natural diet consists of crustaceans, small benthic animals, and plant detritus.
Care: This fish should be provided hiding places for shade during the day. Its naked skin may be easily damaged or scratched.
6.5 - 8
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
Potential Size: Male: 25cm (9.8")
Female: 25cm (9.8")
Water Region: Bottom
Activity: Nocturnal
Gender: Males have a visible white genital papilla.
Breeding: Unreported.
Main Colours: Black, White
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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