Pseudaphritis urvilli
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Pseudaphritis urvilli

Common Names: Congolli
Freshwater Flathead
Synonyms: Aphritis urvillii
Family: Pseudaphritidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: Australia; South Eastern Australia.
Main Ecosystem: Estuary; Estuary
Temperament: Predatory; Predatory but not aggressive. Should be kept with fish the same size or larger. The Freshwater Flathead will eat small fish.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with worms or small fish. Some salt in the water is recommended. The tank substrate should be sand or very small gravel.
7.5 - 8.5
20°C - 25°C
68°F - 77°F
Potential Size: Male: 30cm (11.8")
Female: 30cm (11.8")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Unknown.
Breeding: Not accomplished in an aquarium, and little is known of the Freshwater Flatheads breeding habits in the wild.
Comments: Becoming rare in the wild. Can be quite an interesting specimen, the Freshwater Flathead will only eat moving foods by burying itself in the substrate and then darting out and attacking its prey in one swift move.
Main Colours: Brown
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
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