Lima Shovelnose Catfish ~ 10 - 12cm


We currently have 14 available in stock.

SKU: 4F19

Please research this catfish before considering owning one. It will grow very fast. It is messy and can reach lengths of over 1 metre. This is not for the average aquarium keeper.
They are actually easy to keep if you have the right tank to house it in. It has a big appetite and so filtration should be up to the job.

They are not known to be aggressive but they will make a meal out of anything that will fit in its mouth!

Species – Lima Shovelnose Catfish 

Current Size – 10cm - 12cm

Adult Length – 45cm

Temperature Range – 21 - 26°C

pH Range – 6.0 – 7.8

Special Requirements – Please research this fish fully before considering owning one!

Tanks Mates and Compatibility – This cat fish is not particularly aggressive but , like most cats, if it can fit in its mouth then it will eat it!

Please enquire for exact compatibility if unsure.

Feeding – They will accept frozen and dried food, along with pellets and flakes.

We recommend:

When Mature:


Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.

We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.

The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.





  • by Andrew H

    Really lovely fish nice and healthy and if your after a catfish what spends more time out then hiding till night then this is definitely they guy your after and grows to a nice size to i be definitely ordering another ASAP


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