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Colombian Wood Catfish (trachelyopterus fisheri)

$1999 CAD
SKU: 400000029962

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Colombian Wood Catfish (trachelyopterus fisheri)

Description

Colombian Wood Catfish (Trachelyopterus fisheri).

  1. Temperature: Most catfish, including many species found in Colombia, prefer tropical temperatures ranging from 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 27 degrees Celsius). Ensure a stable temperature within this range to keep them comfortable and healthy.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: The tank size depends on the size and number of catfish you plan to keep. Generally, a minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for a small group of catfish. Larger tanks are preferable if you plan to keep more individuals or have a community tank.

Feeding Habits: Catfish are generally omnivores, and their diet can include sinking pellets, flakes, frozen or live foods like worms and brine shrimp. Provide a varied diet to ensure they receive the necessary nutrients.

Habitat Preference: Colombian Wood Catfish may appreciate an aquarium setup that mimics their natural habitat. This could include driftwood, rocks, and plants. They may also appreciate hiding spots like caves or crevices.

Water pH Level: Catfish, in general, prefer slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. Aim for a pH range between 6.5 and 7.5. Regular water testing and adjustments can help maintain stable conditions.

Behavior: Catfish are often nocturnal and may be more active during the night. They are typically peaceful fish but can be territorial, especially during breeding. Providing hiding spots and maintaining a peaceful community can help reduce stress.

Some catfish species are known to be social and may form loose groups, while others are more solitary. Research specifically on Trachelyopterus fisheri would be beneficial to understand their social behavior.

Many catfish, including wood catfish, are bottom-dwellers. They may sift through the substrate in search of food, so a soft substrate is often recommended to prevent injury to their barbels.

Color and Other Details: Coloration can vary among individuals and may change based on factors such as mood, health, and age. Specific details on the coloration of Trachelyopterus fisheri would require more targeted research or consultation with experienced aquarists.

Always remember that individual fish can have unique preferences and behaviors, so monitoring their behavior and adjusting tank conditions accordingly is crucial for their well-being. 

Specifications

  • Category
    Catfish
  • Species Type
    Driftwood Catfish
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 80°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    30 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots, Driftwood, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Semi-aggressive, Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Nocturnal

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Colombian Wood Catfish (trachelyopterus fisheri)

$1999 CAD

Colombian Wood Catfish (Trachelyopterus fisheri).

  1. Temperature: Most catfish, including many species found in Colombia, prefer tropical temperatures ranging from 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 27 degrees Celsius). Ensure a stable temperature within this range to keep them comfortable and healthy.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: The tank size depends on the size and number of catfish you plan to keep. Generally, a minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for a small group of catfish. Larger tanks are preferable if you plan to keep more individuals or have a community tank.

Feeding Habits: Catfish are generally omnivores, and their diet can include sinking pellets, flakes, frozen or live foods like worms and brine shrimp. Provide a varied diet to ensure they receive the necessary nutrients.

Habitat Preference: Colombian Wood Catfish may appreciate an aquarium setup that mimics their natural habitat. This could include driftwood, rocks, and plants. They may also appreciate hiding spots like caves or crevices.

Water pH Level: Catfish, in general, prefer slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. Aim for a pH range between 6.5 and 7.5. Regular water testing and adjustments can help maintain stable conditions.

Behavior: Catfish are often nocturnal and may be more active during the night. They are typically peaceful fish but can be territorial, especially during breeding. Providing hiding spots and maintaining a peaceful community can help reduce stress.

Some catfish species are known to be social and may form loose groups, while others are more solitary. Research specifically on Trachelyopterus fisheri would be beneficial to understand their social behavior.

Many catfish, including wood catfish, are bottom-dwellers. They may sift through the substrate in search of food, so a soft substrate is often recommended to prevent injury to their barbels.

Color and Other Details: Coloration can vary among individuals and may change based on factors such as mood, health, and age. Specific details on the coloration of Trachelyopterus fisheri would require more targeted research or consultation with experienced aquarists.

Always remember that individual fish can have unique preferences and behaviors, so monitoring their behavior and adjusting tank conditions accordingly is crucial for their well-being. 

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