If you’re looking to start a monster catfish tank, or grow-out some great tank mates for your current monster setup, Hybrid Red Tail Shovelnose Catfish is the fish for you.
Size: Not known, but adult Red tails commonly hit 36″ or more, and Tiger shovel noses can get just as big. Some hybrids grow quicker and larger than either parent (something called hybrid vigour), so these are going to be monster catfish…
Diet: Chopped or whole trout for large specimens. Whole shrimp and other bulky frozen foods for younger fishes. Feed only a few times a week and allow time for the fish to digest its meal between feeds.
These hybrids are at 2" - 3" in size.