African Shovelnose Catfish (Parauchenoglanis loennbergi)

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African Shovelnose Catfish

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African Shovelnose Catfish

Parauchenoglanis loennbergi

170 Litres (45 US G.)

15.2-25.4cm (6-10 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Claroteidae





Additional names

African Shovelnose Catfish, Dotted Catfish

Additional scientific names

Auchenoglanis guttatus, Pimelodus guttatus, Parauchenoglanis guttatus


Origin

Sexing

It is difficult to visually sex this fish, male may be larger than the female. Little is known about breeding this fish.

Tank compatibility

Stock with equal or larger fish as this catfish will eat smaller fish.

Diet

Omnivorous and will except most foods, does well with high-protein foods. Will scavenge after lights out.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Can be territorial towards similar species.

Identification

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