Scientific Name: Hemisorubim platyrhynchos x Phractocephalus hemiolopterus
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 2 to 4 inches
Approximate Full Size: 30 to 40 inches
Native Region: Guyana and Surinam rivers
This fish is a hybrid cross between Hemisorubim platyrhynchos and Phractocephalus hemiolopterus. The Spotted Shovelnose Catfish, and the Redtail Catfish. This fish exhibits characteristics from both fish, with the head shape and mouth taking on those of the Redtail Catfish, while the body has the markings and general shape of the Shovelnose. This fish will grow to the size of a Redtail rather than the Spotted Shovelnose, so be prepared for a huge fish which will eat anything it can get into its mouth.