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Longnose Twig Cat (Farlowella Gracilis)

$1699 CAD
SKU: 400000028507

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Longnose Twig Cat (Farlowella Gracilis)

Description

he Longnose Twig Cat, scientifically known as Farlowella gracilis, is a type of freshwater fish belonging to the Loricariidae family. This fish is also commonly referred to as the Bristlenose Catfish due to the prominent bristle-like appendages on its head. Here is some information about the Farlowella Gracilis:

  1. Temperature: Farlowella Gracilis thrives in tropical water conditions. The recommended temperature range for these fish is between 72°F and 79°F (22°C to 26°C).

  2. Minimum Tank Size: It is recommended to keep Farlowella Gracilis in a tank that is at least 30 gallons in size. Providing a larger tank with ample space and hiding spots is beneficial for their well-being.

Feeding Habits: Farlowella Gracilis is primarily herbivorous, and they feed on algae and biofilm. In captivity, they can be offered a diet that includes algae wafers, blanched vegetables like zucchini or cucumber, and other sinking vegetable-based foods.

Habitat Preference: These fish are typically found in slow-moving, heavily vegetated rivers and streams in South America, particularly in the Amazon River basin.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range between 6.5 and 7.5.

Behavior: Farlowella Gracilis is generally peaceful and non-aggressive, making them suitable for community tanks. They spend most of their time clinging to surfaces, such as driftwood and plant leaves, using their mouth to rasp algae and other organic matter.

Farlowella Gracilis is not a schooling or shoaling fish. They are more solitary in nature and may be found individually or in small groups.

Farlowella Gracilis is primarily active during the night, which makes them a nocturnal species.

They are known as bottom-dwelling fish, often clinging to the substrate or other surfaces.

Color and Other Details: Farlowella Gracilis typically has a slender, elongated body with a mottled brown or gray coloration, helping them blend into their natural habitat. They are also characterized by their distinctive long snout and numerous bristle-like extensions on their head, which are more prominent in males. These fish are known for their unique appearance, making them an intriguing addition to a freshwater aquarium.

Specifications

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

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Longnose Twig Cat (Farlowella Gracilis)

$1699 CAD

he Longnose Twig Cat, scientifically known as Farlowella gracilis, is a type of freshwater fish belonging to the Loricariidae family. This fish is also commonly referred to as the Bristlenose Catfish due to the prominent bristle-like appendages on its head. Here is some information about the Farlowella Gracilis:

  1. Temperature: Farlowella Gracilis thrives in tropical water conditions. The recommended temperature range for these fish is between 72°F and 79°F (22°C to 26°C).

  2. Minimum Tank Size: It is recommended to keep Farlowella Gracilis in a tank that is at least 30 gallons in size. Providing a larger tank with ample space and hiding spots is beneficial for their well-being.

Feeding Habits: Farlowella Gracilis is primarily herbivorous, and they feed on algae and biofilm. In captivity, they can be offered a diet that includes algae wafers, blanched vegetables like zucchini or cucumber, and other sinking vegetable-based foods.

Habitat Preference: These fish are typically found in slow-moving, heavily vegetated rivers and streams in South America, particularly in the Amazon River basin.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range between 6.5 and 7.5.

Behavior: Farlowella Gracilis is generally peaceful and non-aggressive, making them suitable for community tanks. They spend most of their time clinging to surfaces, such as driftwood and plant leaves, using their mouth to rasp algae and other organic matter.

Farlowella Gracilis is not a schooling or shoaling fish. They are more solitary in nature and may be found individually or in small groups.

Farlowella Gracilis is primarily active during the night, which makes them a nocturnal species.

They are known as bottom-dwelling fish, often clinging to the substrate or other surfaces.

Color and Other Details: Farlowella Gracilis typically has a slender, elongated body with a mottled brown or gray coloration, helping them blend into their natural habitat. They are also characterized by their distinctive long snout and numerous bristle-like extensions on their head, which are more prominent in males. These fish are known for their unique appearance, making them an intriguing addition to a freshwater aquarium.

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