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Redtail Catfish.
(Phractocephalus hemioliopterus).

Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus).

Other Common Names:
Rødhalet Malle.

Brown back with black spots, white sides and belly.
Large red tail and red edge on the black dorsal fin.
Flat and wide head with long whiskers.

Typical Location:
At the bottom of the deeper waters in rivers, streams and lakes.
Can occasionally be seen "sun bathing" near the surface.

Fishing Methods:
Live bait fishing with crab or small fish.
Bottom fishing with chicken liver.

Fighting Characteristics:
An extreamly powerful fish that just keeps on pulling.

Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
If there is a freshwater bulldog in this world, this would be it!

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