Driftwood Catfish (Parauchenipterus galeatus)

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Driftwood Catfish

Parauchenipterus galeatus

151 Litres (40 US G.)

18-22 cm (7.1-8.7")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.5

20 -24 °C (68-75.2°F)

6-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-21 years

Family

Auchenipteridae





Additional names

Driftwood Catfish, Common Woodcat

Additional scientific names

Trachelyopterus galeatus, Auchenipterus maculosus, Parauchenipterus paseae, Pseudauchenipterus galeatus, Silurus galeatus


Origin

P. galeatuscomes originates from South America including the Rio Orosa in Peru.[1]

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

In the wild this fish feeds mostly on small fish, insects, and other prey items. Will occasionally eat fruit. In the aquarium it prefers live food but will take prepared as well. it will eat everything from shrimp pellets to floating food sticks.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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