Sometimes it is almost impossible to distinguish between a food fish and an ornamental fish. The marbled Clarias is, however, bred in Southeast Asia as a food fish for human consumption. It grows extremely fast, is very hardy and can survive on the market without water for many hours, because it has an accessory breathing organ.
But now and then these fish are also offered by the breeders to the ornamental fish trade. One must clearly say that these catfish grow up to 50 cm in length and eat any tankmate that fits the large mouth. Nevertheless Clarias can become nice pets and real members of the household. The become tame and show same personality. And then a food fish has become finally an ornamental fish!
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||Indonesien / Indonesia|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||5-7|