There are currently four species placed in the genus Bagarius, which are called devil catfish. The biggest one, which grows up to 200 cm in length, is Bagarius yarelli. It can be found in many parts of south and south-east Asia. The smallest is Bagarius bagarius, which grows up to only 15-20 cm and comes exclusively from India. We received recently once more a few pieces of Bagarius suchus, a most interesting fish! They “only” grow up to about 70 cm.
The species-specifiuc feature of B. suchus are the small humps between the dorsal and the adipose fin, which led to the popular name “crocodile devil catfish”. This species is also a predator and for sure a “must have” for fans of predatory fish; due to its calm behaviour it doesn´t need too large tanks, but one must keep in mind that this species needs oxygen-rich and almost waste-free water to thrive well.
For our customers: the fish have code 368424 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer