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Arius seemani, Günther, 1864

Origin: Occurs in coastal regions from California, USA, to Colombia.

Etymology: Named after Seeman.

Synonyms: Tachisurus seemani, Arius jordani, Hexanematichthys seemani.

First European import: After 1980

Description: See pictures

Care: Very active species, not suitable for the community tank, the fish should be kept in large tanks! Larger fish should be kept single.

Temperature:22-26 degrees

Feeding: Omnivorous, all food is taken

Size: Up to 30 cm

pH: 6.8-8.0

Breeding: Unknown.

Sexual dimorphism: Only visible in fully grown specimens.

Prices:3-5€

Additional: Not a fish for the average community aquarium!

Picture references: Both pictures E. Naus

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.(click on the link to buy this book)

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