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Murray Cod is one of Australia's largest freshwater fish. It is a captivating and highly sought-after fish species native to the rivers and waterways of Australia. While primarily known for its popularity as a sportfish, Murray Cod can also be a remarkable addition to a large aquarium.


Features Of Murray Cod

  • They have a greenish body, with a bright silver or white color on the belly, and olive green spots on the sides of their body.
  • They generally inhabit slow flowing areas of rivers and choose hollow logs and stumps for their territory and spawning.
  • It is a large and active fish species, requiring a spacious aquarium to thrive.
  • Murray Cod are opportunistic predators, primarily feeding on live fish, crustaceans, and insects.
  • Life Span : may live for more than 50 years in the wild.


Murray Cod : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Murray Cod:

Provide a tank with a minimum capacity of 150 gallons (568 liters) for a juvenile Murray Cod, and at least 300 gallons (1,135 liters) for adults. A longer tank is preferable, as it allows the fish to swim and turn comfortably.

Murray Cod Tank Mate Compatibility:

Murray Cod are predatory fish, avoid keeping smaller fish species that could be seen as prey. Suitable tankmates can include larger, robust fish species that can withstand the Murray Cod's size and temperament.

Diet & Feeding:

Live feeder fish and Frozen Foods, such as shrimp or blackworms. You can also choose pellet-formulated fish foods designed for predatory species.


Murray Cod Tank Setup

Aquarium Filtration

A powerful filter is a must for a Murray Cod Tank. Consider using a moderate flow filter or directing the water flow towards one end of the tank to simulate their natural environment.

Aquarium Decorations

Mimic their natural habitat by including ample Aquarium Plants, hiding spots and structures, such as hollow logs, stumps, and rocks. These features provide territorial boundaries and spawning sites, contributing to the fish's well-being. You could also decorate your tank with hand-painted art pieces, such as Biorb Ornaments, Kazoo Ornaments, and Penn-Plax Ornaments.


A suitable substrate for Murray Cod in an aquarium consists of a mix of fine sand and small-sized gravel.

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tom w.
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murry cod

the cod came in healthy amd well packaged he is already grown about 2 cm so will defs be buying from you guys again