- By TankTerrors
- 16 February, 2013
If you know of a bigger one, please do leave a comment and let me know but I’ve yet to see anything even close myself.
If you doubt the size, see the quote below from the Aquarium itself, Sandee asked them directly back in 2007 and got this in reply.
So there you have it, what I believe to be the largest Red Tailed Catfish in the world."The biggest one is about 160 cm long (5.25 feet). This one was bought in December 1972, about 30 cm (11.8 inches) big. The second one was bought in august 1973, the origin of the smallest one could not be found so quick.
Good question, since also I was surprised how old this catfish already is! Didn’t know that yet myself.
Thanks to very old notes of former former colleagues.
Curator lower vertebrates & invertebrates
Artis Royal Zoo Amsterdam
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
P.o. box 20164, 1000 HD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)20 5233 454"