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Tiger Catfish.
(Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum).

Tiger Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum).

Other Common Names:
Barred Sorubim.
Tigerstribet Malle.

Sandy to grey upper body and white belly.
Black tiger–like markings and bars on the upper two thirds of the body.
All fins yellow to red with black spots.
Long and flat head with small eyes and a wide mouth with long whiskers.

Typical Location:
Prefer darkness and shaded areas during the day.
Occasionally seeks into shallow waters at night in the hunt for food.

Fishing Methods:
Live bait fishing at night with crab or small fish.

Fighting Characteristics:
Not the strongest catfish found in Thailand, but very quick
and good at finding obstacles on the bottom.

Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
A beautiful and very easy recognizable catfish
that has been introduced to Thailand.

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Great White Sheatfish | Greater Brook Carp | Hampala Barb

Jullien's Golden Price Carp | Mozambique Tilapia | Nandid Perch | Nile Tilapia
Pacu | Red Bellied Pacu | Redtail Catfish | Ripsaw Catfish | Rohu | Royal Featherback

Schwanenfeld's Barb | Small Scale Mud Carp | Smith's Barb | Snakeskin Gourami
Soro Brook Carp | Striped Catfish | Striped Snakehead | Tarpon
Threadfin Salmon | Tiger Catfish | Walking Catfish

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