Asian Stone Catfish (Erethistes jerdoni)
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Asian Stone Catfish
38 Litres (10 US G.)
3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")
6.7 - 7.2
20-23.9°C (68 -75 °F)
- Asian Stone Catfish, Anchor Catfish, Asian Moth Catfish, Mini Moth Catfish
Additional scientific names
- Hara jerdoni
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found in slow-moving hill streams in India and Bangladesh.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Females are more have bodied, and males have slightly longer fins and barbels. This fish has been bred in captivity.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- An entirely peaceful fish that does best with others of it's own kind. Keep only with similar-sized peaceful fish that will not harass this very shy creature. Would do well in a biotope setting with other fish originating from India such as Dario dario.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Prefers meaty live food like bloodworms and brine shrimp, may take frozen also. May not accept pellets or flake.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Needs places to hide and prefers a sandy substrate so as not to damage its barbels. Is planted tank safe so does well in densely planted tanks without very bright lighting and lots of caves in rocks/bogwood.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A shy and nocturnal fish, prefers to be in groups than alone.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This fish has the ability to change it's colour from light to dark to blend in with it's surroundings, including the eyes. It will turn from dark brown to tan-beige depending on substrate and décor it is near. The body of this fish has a very wide head and mouth with pointed long pectoral fins while the body narrows dramatically towards the tail.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )