Scientific Name: Oxydoras niger
Ease of Care: Moderate
Approximate Arrival Size: 4 to 8 inches
Approximate Full Size: 36 inches
Native Region: South America
The more common names for this huge fish include Black Doradid and Mother of Snails catfish. This fish is really for the catfish specialist who is prepared with a very large aquarium or indoor pond and is ready for the special handling needed. Males and females of this catfish look identical. This fish will readily eat sinking catfish pellets, earthworms, and bloodworms.