Spotted Driftwood Catfish (Trachelyichthys decaradiatus)
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Spotted Driftwood Catfish
76 Litres (20 US G.)
7.6-8.1cm (3-3.2 ")
6.5 - 7.0
20-27.8°C (68 -82 °F)
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Location where this animal is found in the wild.
- Males have a modified anal fin, similar in that to the gonopodium of livebearers. Mature females will be more full in the belly if they are gravid.
- A generally peaceful Catfish that does best with other South American fish species with similar requirements. May eat very small fish or fry however.
- Will appreciate meaty foods like bloodworm, daphnia, earthworms, ghost shrimp and may also accept sinking pellets and flake.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Needs a spacious tank, prefers densely planted with plenty of hiding places combined with open swimming space and does not like very bright light.
- A generally peaceful bottom-dwelling catfish.
- A striking catfish with a straight spine and rounded belly with pointed dorsal fin. The body is cream-yellow in colour with several large dark brown-black spots and blotches. It has three sets of barbels around its mouth. It can be mistaken for Trachelyichthys exilis, but T.decaradiatus's eyes are set further forward on the head.
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