This is a fish like an evening in a swamp: dark and spooky. Wallagonia micropogon is a predator, anyone can see. The validity of the species W. micropogon is the subject of controversial discussion, many scientists believe that it is a synonym of Wallagonia leerii. Our specimens originate from Thailand. Currently they are small, only 7-9 cm long, and easy to handle, but one fine day they will be 1.5 m long and will weigh over 80 kg.
Wallagonia is very similar to the European Wels (Silurus glanis), but Wallagonia swims more often in the open water. Against conspecifics they are quarrelsome.
For our customers: the fish have code 475703 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer