The Redtail X Tiger Shovelnose Hybrid Catfish, resulting from the crossbreeding of Phractocephalus hemioliopterus and Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum, is a remarkable aquatic specimen.
Originating from aquaculture in Asia, this hybrid catfish has a varied diet, functioning as both a predator and scavenger, consuming anything small enough to fit into its formidable mouth. In aquarium settings, it readily accepts a wide range of frozen and prepared sinking foods to meet its dietary needs.
As an adult, it can grow to an impressive size of 36 inches, making it a true giant in the aquarium world. Due to its substantial size, it is most realistically suited for an indoor pond or the largest custom-built aquariums, given its space requirements.
In terms of temperament, this hybrid catfish is generally peaceful towards tankmates large enough to avoid being considered a meal. However, it's essential to carefully consider tankmate compatibility and provide ample space to prevent any conflicts or predatory behavior.