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Albino Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria lancelata)

$9999 CAD
SKU: 400000030814

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Albino Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria lancelata)

Description

The Albino Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria lanceolata), also known as the Chocolate Whiptail Catfish, is a fascinating species native to South America. Let’s dive into some details about this intriguing fish:

  • Classification: It belongs to the family Loricariidae.
  • Distribution: Found in the upper Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru.
  • Habitat: Typically inhabits sandy environments with leaf litter.
  • Maximum Standard Length: Up to 3.8 inches (9.5 cm).
  • Aquarium Size: A pair can be kept in a tank as small as 18″ x 15″ x 12″ (45 cm x 37.5 cm x 30 cm), but larger quarters are needed for a group.
  • Maintenance: Consider a biotope setup with sand and dried leaves (such as oak and beech). Provide rock or wood caves for potential spawning sites. It thrives in both well-planted tanks and dim lighting.
  • Water Conditions:
    • Temperature: 77-82°F (25-28°C)
    • pH: 6.0-8.0
    • Hardness: 5-20°H
  • Diet: Omnivorous, feeding on aufwuchs (algae and small aquatic crustaceans). Accepts sinking dried foods, vegetable matter (blanched spinach, courgette, kale), and live/frozen fare like bloodworm or daphnia.
  • Behavior and Compatibility:
    • Peaceful catfish that can be combined with various species.
    • Suitable tankmates include small characins, Apistogramma, Corydoras, and other quiet Loricariids.
    • Avoid aggressive tankmates to prevent competition for food.
    • Best kept in a small group.
  • Sexual Dimorphism: Mature males develop odontotes on the head and pectoral spines, which females lack.
  • Reproduction: Breeds relatively easily. Start with a group of 6 or more juveniles to increase chances of obtaining a pair. Provide spawning caves 

Specifications

  • Category
    Catfish
  • Species Type
    Whiptail Catfish
  • Water Temperature
    75°F to 82°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Sandy Tanks, Hiding Spots, Driftwood, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Bottom-Dwelling, Community Fish

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Albino Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria lancelata)

$9999 CAD

The Albino Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria lanceolata), also known as the Chocolate Whiptail Catfish, is a fascinating species native to South America. Let’s dive into some details about this intriguing fish:

  • Classification: It belongs to the family Loricariidae.
  • Distribution: Found in the upper Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru.
  • Habitat: Typically inhabits sandy environments with leaf litter.
  • Maximum Standard Length: Up to 3.8 inches (9.5 cm).
  • Aquarium Size: A pair can be kept in a tank as small as 18″ x 15″ x 12″ (45 cm x 37.5 cm x 30 cm), but larger quarters are needed for a group.
  • Maintenance: Consider a biotope setup with sand and dried leaves (such as oak and beech). Provide rock or wood caves for potential spawning sites. It thrives in both well-planted tanks and dim lighting.
  • Water Conditions:
    • Temperature: 77-82°F (25-28°C)
    • pH: 6.0-8.0
    • Hardness: 5-20°H
  • Diet: Omnivorous, feeding on aufwuchs (algae and small aquatic crustaceans). Accepts sinking dried foods, vegetable matter (blanched spinach, courgette, kale), and live/frozen fare like bloodworm or daphnia.
  • Behavior and Compatibility:
    • Peaceful catfish that can be combined with various species.
    • Suitable tankmates include small characins, Apistogramma, Corydoras, and other quiet Loricariids.
    • Avoid aggressive tankmates to prevent competition for food.
    • Best kept in a small group.
  • Sexual Dimorphism: Mature males develop odontotes on the head and pectoral spines, which females lack.
  • Reproduction: Breeds relatively easily. Start with a group of 6 or more juveniles to increase chances of obtaining a pair. Provide spawning caves 

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