Gulper Catfish - Asterophysus batrachus
The Gulper Catfish (Asterophysus batrachus) is a highly unusual and rare catfish. It gets its common name from its feeding habits, attempting to "gulp" almost everything it can (including fish almost twice its own length!). They are bottom dwellers with greyish bodies, a big mouth and a lower jaw that extends past its upper jaw.
These fish do not need to be fed often - once or twice a week is enough for adults - but they can be fed smaller meals more frequently. Meaty foods like krill, shrimp, beefheart and similar items are appropriate. They are mostly nocturnal and need plenty of swimming room. Plenty of cover like driftwood and plants will help encourage them to be more active.
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|Common Name||Gulper Catfish|
|Scientific Name||Asterophysus batrachus|
|Max Size (in inches)||10|
|Community Safe||Yes, with larger fish only|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||120|
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