Redtail Catfish

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  1. Tank Size: Redtail Catfish are massive and need an enormous tank. A tank of at least 1,000 gallons or more is necessary as they can grow over 3 feet long.

  2. Water Parameters: a. Temperature: Maintain water temperature around 75-82°F (24-28°C). b. pH Level: Keep the pH level between 6.5-7.5. c. Water Hardness: They are adaptable to a range of water hardness levels.

  3. Filtration: Use a powerful filter system to maintain water quality. Redtail Catfish produce a significant amount of waste.

  4. Decor: Create a large and open aquatic space with driftwood, rocks, and caves. Redtail Catfish need ample room to swim and explore.

  5. Diet: They are carnivorous and appreciate a diet of high-quality pellets, live or frozen fish, and other meaty foods. Feed them in accordance with their size.

  6. Tank Mates: Keep them in a species-only setup, as Redtail Catfish are highly predatory and may eat or harm smaller fish.

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