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    Default what is this catfish?

    the local name of this catfiosh here is chaka chaka I want to buy 1 of them that is around 15 cm can dear guys help me to know its scientific name and gimme some info about it


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    WHOAH! That is an incredible looking animal! Unfortunately you are well outside of my scope of knowledge...

    If anybody on an internet web forum will know, the people at http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/ will be able to help you. Good luck! That is a very cool catfish!
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    Any ideas what rivers/lakes it is found in? Is it correct that this catfish is native to Iran?
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    I don't believe he meant that the fish is native to Iran, I think that was the common name in the stores. The Latin name for the fish is Chaca chaca, also known as a Frogmouth Catfish, but Chaca is often used as a common name.

    They come from India, with two other species coming from Indonesia and Thailand.
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    http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=136
    Mid-size fish, seldom moves, lies in wait for a meal to swim close then inhales it. You may want to use crushed coral or something similar to stabilize the pH if you plan on keeping other fish in the tank.

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