Fresh Water

True Tigrinus Cat

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Species Name

  • True Tigrinus Cat

Latin Name

  • Merodontatus tigrinus

Family

  • Pimelodidae

Origin

  • South America

Care

  • intermediate

Environment

  • some cover

Water pH Levels

  • 6.0-7.0

Temperature

  • 72-78 F

Minimum Tank Size

  • 50 gal

Maximum Size in Aquarium

  • 24"

Species Origin

  • wild

Compatibility

  • species community

Diet

  • carnivore

Reproduction Type

  • egg layer

Reproduction Difficulty

  • difficult

Size-Small

  • 1-3"

Size-Medium

  • 3-5"

Size-Large

  • 5-7"

Size-Extra Large

  • 7+ up