Has anyone got a Bagrichthys macracanthus?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by mikerox29, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. mikerox29Well Known MemberMember

    Hi All,

    I have seen these for sale on a live fish website where I live and would like to know what type of size they grow too and also any possible tank mates for this fish?
    [h=1]Bagrichthys macracanthus[/h]
  2. ToniaWell Known MemberMember

    I haven't got one, but just doing a quick search on them, I found a few sites. The Black Lancer catfish (common name) grows to around 6" for a female, 7" for a male. They are a softer skinned catfish and easily scratched, so be careful of the decorations. They like tubes/cave areas. They live in slow flowing muddy rivers in the wild. About a 55 gallon tank would be a good size for them. They do have smaller mouths for a catfish, so you can have any fish that won't fit in those mouths. Probably not neons or other fish smaller than neons, but ok for black skirt tetras, phantom tetras, harlequin rasboras.

    They do tend to eat after lights out more than during the day. Males have a whitish colored genital papilla that helps make them easy to sex.
  3. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Another link that may be of interest
  4. mikerox29Well Known MemberMember

    Awesome information I am looking at getting one of these for my 240L as that is somewhat equal to a 55gallon. I would like to keep a school of flame tetras with this guy?

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