Black Driftwood Catfish (Trachycorystes trachycorystes)

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Black Driftwood Catfish

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Black Driftwood Catfish

Trachycorystes trachycorystes

284 Litres (75 US G.)

30.5-35.6cm (12-14 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.4 - 7.0

22.8-28.9°C (73 -84 °F)

8-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-10 years

Family

Auchenipteridae





Additional names

Black Driftwood Catfish, Black Catfish

Additional scientific names

Auchenipterus trachycorystes, Trachycorystes typus


Origin

Sexing

Males have a genital papilla and do not grow as large as females. Males are also reported to develop thickened barbels and/or larger dorsal spines.

Tank compatibility

Diet

This is a predatory fish and probably feeds on fish and crustaceans, such as shrimps. It should take frozen shrimp and chunks of frozen fish and may also accept sinking catfish pellets.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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