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The colouration of this native catfish can be either mottled or silver-olive. Easily kept, suitable for a community tank of medium to large fishes.

Coburg Aquarium stocks many types of Live Freshwater Catfish and Aquarium Products, 100% safely delivered to your door in Australia.

Features of Rendahls Eeltail Catfish:

  • A hump back appearance. The eyes are positioned closer to the tip of the snout
  • Appearance can vary from a mottled light grey to smooth dark colour
  • Very hardy and easy to care


The Best Aquarium Size for Rendahls Eeltail Catfish:

Rendahls Eeltail could be kept in a tank as small as 200L. However, it depends on the size of your fish. And also, if you want to set up a community tank, you have to increase the tank size. Nice tank brands you can consider:

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Peaceful, one of the less active Plotosidaes kept in captivity. Not an aggressive fish, but larger specimens may be territorial amongst themselves. Suitable for a community tank of medium to large fishes. 


Coburg Aquarium, specialised in different species of live fish.


Feeding :

Rendahls Eeltail Catfish will accept most foods, sinking algae wafers and pellet. It will also appreciate to have some live and frozen fare such as live blackworms, frozen bloodwormsaquatic insects (midge larvae) and micro crustaceans. You can search Catfish food in our High Quality Fish Foods collections.

Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

A good filtration system is necessary for fish to thrive. Slow currents suit them best, not in high-Flow tanks. Here are some great ones to consider:


Heater is an option, keep your tank water temperatures between 18 - 27° C. Thermometer is recommended to monitor the water temperature.


Soft sand is a good substrate for catfish tank. A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.