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Green Whiptail (Acestridium Dichromis)

$1999 CAD
SKU: 400000028385

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Green Whiptail (Acestridium Dichromis)

Description

The Green Whiptail, scientifically known as Acestridium dichromis, is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the Loricariidae family, which includes various types of suckermouth catfish commonly known as whiptail catfish. They are native to the Amazon River basin in South America. Below are some details about this fish:

  1. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for the Green Whiptail is between 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C).

  2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended for a single Green Whiptail, with larger tanks being more suitable for multiple individuals.

Feeding Habits: Green Whiptails are primarily herbivores, and they will typically feed on algae and other plant matter. However, they may also consume some small insects or invertebrates that they come across in their natural environment.

Habitat Preference: These fish prefer well-oxygenated water with plenty of hiding spots, such as driftwood, rocks, and caves. They thrive in tanks with ample plants and vegetation, as well as smooth substrate to mimic their natural habitat.

Water pH Level: The ideal pH level for Green Whiptails ranges from 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: Green Whiptails are generally peaceful and relatively shy. They are known for their active nature and are excellent algae-eaters, making them beneficial additions to tanks with algae issues.

Schooling: Green Whiptails are generally solitary fish and do not require the company of their own species. However, they can coexist peacefully with other peaceful fish species.

Bottom Dweller: Green Whiptails are primarily bottom-dwellers, spending most of their time foraging for food and algae along the substrate.

Color and Other Details: As the name suggests, Green Whiptails have a predominantly green coloration with darker markings and patterns on their body. They have a distinctive slender body shape with a long, whip-like tail, which aids in their movement and stability as they navigate the aquarium substrate.

Specifications

  • Category
    Plecos
  • Species Type
    Whiptail Catfish
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 79°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Driftwood, Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Solitary

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Green Whiptail (Acestridium Dichromis)

$1999 CAD

The Green Whiptail, scientifically known as Acestridium dichromis, is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the Loricariidae family, which includes various types of suckermouth catfish commonly known as whiptail catfish. They are native to the Amazon River basin in South America. Below are some details about this fish:

  1. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for the Green Whiptail is between 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C).

  2. Minimum Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended for a single Green Whiptail, with larger tanks being more suitable for multiple individuals.

Feeding Habits: Green Whiptails are primarily herbivores, and they will typically feed on algae and other plant matter. However, they may also consume some small insects or invertebrates that they come across in their natural environment.

Habitat Preference: These fish prefer well-oxygenated water with plenty of hiding spots, such as driftwood, rocks, and caves. They thrive in tanks with ample plants and vegetation, as well as smooth substrate to mimic their natural habitat.

Water pH Level: The ideal pH level for Green Whiptails ranges from 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: Green Whiptails are generally peaceful and relatively shy. They are known for their active nature and are excellent algae-eaters, making them beneficial additions to tanks with algae issues.

Schooling: Green Whiptails are generally solitary fish and do not require the company of their own species. However, they can coexist peacefully with other peaceful fish species.

Bottom Dweller: Green Whiptails are primarily bottom-dwellers, spending most of their time foraging for food and algae along the substrate.

Color and Other Details: As the name suggests, Green Whiptails have a predominantly green coloration with darker markings and patterns on their body. They have a distinctive slender body shape with a long, whip-like tail, which aids in their movement and stability as they navigate the aquarium substrate.

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