Aquarium Pleco Fish, Plecostomus Catfish Species Care Guide

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C. macropterus proves in the aquarium that it can be relatively peaceful. Generally one can find it at its favourite place, to which at the same time also means that you can use this as an observation post, particularly since the catfish leans on its ventral fins and erects the upper part of its body. In nature predominantly with entrance of dawn they are active. Aquarium specimen are also out during the day in this way. Separately kept they seem to do quite well.
Freshwater Aquarium Catfish Species Synodontis 406x256 ..
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It is best to provide more then you think you need, because not all catfish families are tolerant of members of their own species. A 220-gallon aquarium in my fish room has become too small to accommodate four Synodontis angelicus catfish that grew up together. After five years of compatibility, two of the fish had to be removed from the aquarium in an attempt to save their lives (one subsequently died). Bite marks were scattered on their sides, and in the vent area “chunks” of flesh had been removed by the dominant angelicus. Synodontis catfish have effective teeth and will use them! Types of Aquarium Catfish Species | eHow
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PetSmart Lizard Catfish Species: Lizard Catfish Environment: Tropical Aquarium, bottom swimmer Maturity Size: Maximum size 4" Experience Level: Beginner Compatibility: Schooling Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon Decor: Lightly plantedAn all-time algae-eating favorite and actually on the list of , Otocinclus catfish are one of the tinier catfish species available in the aquarium trade and can be kept in tanks of 10 gallons (38L) and up. Their small size doesn’t make them easy or suitable for beginners, though: they’re actually a bit controversial due to their fragility and high death rate.Probably the most well-known and popular type of aquarium catfish is the genus Corydoras, collectively known as Cory catfish or Cories. There are many different Corydoras species, ranging from the tiny pygmy Cory which is suitable for tanks of 10 gallons (38L) and up to larger species like the bronze Cory, which needs 30 gallons (114L) or more.Pleco is the common name used for a group of catfishes in the family Loricariidae. One of the species in the family is named Hypostomus plecostomus, and since this species is highly popular in the aquarium trade all the other related species is today referred to as Plecos in everyday language. Another name for the fishes in the family Loricariidae is “Armored catfishes”. Armored catfishes look as if they are carrying old fashioned armour, since the upper parts of the head and body is decorated with longitudinal rows of scutes.If you want to keep Otocinclus in your aquarium make sure it’s fully and, most importantly, stable. Provide plenty of hiding places in the form of plants, rocks and wood and get a group of at least five fish (preferably more). For tankmates, go for only the calmest species: small schooling fish, shrimp and other peaceful catfish like Corydoras can work well.Hara jerdoni, also known as Asian stone catfish, are a tiny catfish species that is also found on the list of . Due to their size and low activity level an aquarium as small as 8-10 gallons (30-38L) can be enough to sustain these fish. Because they are such slow eaters they are easily outcompeted by faster tankmates, which means a very low-activity community is probably the best choice for them; in small tanks, try sticking to just some (dwarf) shrimp.