Indian Whale Catfish (Rita rita)

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The Indian Whale Catfish (Rita rita) is a unique and fascinating freshwater catfish species. It has an elongated body shape resembling that of a whale, with a dark brown to black coloration and a scaleless skin. This catfish prefers a well-decorated aquarium with sandy substrate, rocks, driftwood, and hiding places. As a nocturnal species, it is more active during the night and tends to stay hidden during the day.
SOLD SIZE: 2"-2.5"
Origin: Native to South Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Max size in inches: Up to 24-30 inches
Recommended tank size: 100 gallons or more.
Water temperature: 75-78°F
Temperament: Generally peaceful, but can become territorial if kept with similar bottom-dwelling fish. Can eat smaller tankmates.
Diet: An omnivorous species, it consumes live or frozen meaty foods such as small fish, worms, insects, and crustaceans. It also scavenges for plant matter and detritus.
Life span: With proper care, can live for 10-15 years or more.