Murray-Darling system and coastal streams of eastern Australia.
Build a nest and guards the eggs from predators, usually only breeds in captivity in large aquaculture ponds or similar.
Carnivore, readily accepts most foods. Will eat small tankmates.
Hardy native catfish, suitable for both unheated and heated tanks. With all our native catfish, please take note that all Australian eel-tail catfishes must be handled with care as the dorsal fin and pectoral fin spines are capable of inflicting a painful wound fin