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The largest one caught from the wild weighed 113.5kg and was probably about 80 years old. Murray cod are suitable for grow-out in tanks and raceways.
High density production in open ponds is problematic as the natural territorial behavior is highly aggressive, resulting in physical injury, even cannibalism.
They can tolerate temperatures as low as 5C and up to 30C for brief periods.
The supply of fry and fingerlings is very limited. They are available for only a few weeks from late November. This is because this species only breeds once each season. Murray cod females only spawn once each season.
Makes a great pet. Just remember what fits in it's mouth WILL BE EATEN!!
Murray Cod can survive in a wide range of water conditions, but the best water conditions for them are as follows,
· Temperature: 8°C - 24°C.
· pH: 7.0 - 8.0
· General Hardness: 50 - 200ppm.
The Murray Cod can grow to over 1 meter and can live for up to 50 years in the wild, they do have a long life span in aquariums, if the tank is the right size and water conditions well kept.
They are not really compatible with other fish as we say, if it fits in it's mouth it is 99% likely to be eaten, but while they are small you can keep them with Golden and Silver Perch, Tandanus Catfish and some Gudgeons. Just remember they do grow fast for the first few years.
There is no physical difference between Male and Female Murray Cod, the differences with these are internal.
We do think that since these are such a fast growing fish in it's first few years, we suggest starting them in a tank around 3ft and even then they will outgrow this in a few years.
Awesome ambush predator Review by 7.62
He is awesome to watch stalking the smaller fish in the tank.
Mind you, he will eat anything that he thinks he can fit in his mouth.
15 guppies so far, 2 yabbies and a frog and counting.
(Posted on 15/07/11)