Exotics Special: Goonch Catfish

Exotics Special: Goonch Catfish (Bagarius Yarrelli)

Goonch Catfish (Bagarius Yarrelli) available for special order. Import from Japan from one of our suppliers. Please contact us for any inquiries.


Bagarius Yarrelli, known as the Giant Devil Catfish or Goonch is a very large species of catfish in genus Bagarius found in rivers in South Asia. It is possibly also found in Southeast Asia, but this may involve a separate species.

It is found in large rivers, including rivers with fast current, but never in small streams. It is found in South Asia. There are also populations in Southeast Asia (as far south as Sumatra and Borneo), but this may involve a separate species.

Other names: Giant Devil Catfish, Goonch, Pla Kaey, Sand Shark

Breeding: Unknown. Usually wild caught.

Feeding: Live fish, larger morsels, shrimp, worms, etc

Compatibility: Not compatible with smaller fish as it is a true predator. Will eat scales and fins of other fish kept with it and even swallow. where to buy goonch catfish, bagarius yarrelli for sale purchase online

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