Dolphin Catfish (Oxydoras niger)

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Dolphin Catfish

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Dolphin Catfish

Oxydoras niger

757 Litres (200 US G.)

95-100 cm (37.4-39.4")




6.0 - 7.8

20.6-23.9°C (69 -75 °F)

10-25 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Dolphin Catfish, Ripsaw Catfish, Black Talking Catfish, Mother of Snails Catfish, Turushuki Catfish

Additional scientific names

Corydoras edentatus, Doras niger, Pseudodoras niger, Rhinodoras niger, Rhinodoras prianomus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

There are no known visual sexual differences between the sexes of this fish. There are no known records of this fish being bred in captivity.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Despite its size, this fish is generally peaceful towards tank mates and others of its own species. It makes a good tank mate to other Doradid catfish and semi-aggressive tank mates. Can be trusted with fish slightly smaller than itself but should not be kept with very small or delicate fish.

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