We had to try quite long, but finally we succeeded and could import some youngsters of one of the most voracious of all predatory Asian catfishes again. Wallago attu attains a maximum length of about 2 m.
The enormous mouth extents far behind the eyes and it contains a large number of spiky teeth. The catfish does not hesitate to use them against nasty anglers when handled. Fish that are caught by these teeth are doomed. This is maybe the reason why this catfish is offered to the Goddess Kali, the Goddess of death and destruction (but also of renewal) by the Hindus.
For our customers: the animals have code 475505 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in very limited numbers only!
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||Indien / India|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||12-15|