Vulture Catfish (Calophysus macropterus)

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The Vulture Catfish (Calophysus macropterus) is a large freshwater fish species known for their scavenging behavior and unique physical features. They have a broad head, long whiskers, and a streamlined body with an arched back. They have a grey coloration with black spots all over their body. Vulture Catfish are best kept in a well-decorated tank with plenty of hiding spots and a soft substrate. They are active swimmers and will need plenty of space to move around. 

  • SOLD SIZE: 6.5”-7”
  • Origin: South America
  • Max size: Up to 20 in length
  • Recommended tank size: 500+ gallons
  • Water temperature: 72-82°F
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Carnivorous, they will eat a variety of meaty foods including shrimp, mussels, and fish fillets
  • Lifespan: Up to 20 years with proper care