Welcome to April's Aquarium | Your Local Fish Store ! " where your imagination comes to life"

New products added weekly! Explore New Livestock Here!

L010a Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish Rineloricaria 4cm

$1999 CAD
SKU: 400000004389

Delivery and Shipping

Product Refunds & Returns

  • Returns can be processed within 14 days from purchase.
  • To return products, they must be in original condition
  • Shipping expenses are not refundable
  • If your items have been damaged in shipping, please contact us within 24 hours of receipt with photos, and we will assist you.

Livestock Refunds, Returns, & Surrenders

  • If you are unhappy with your livestock for any reason, you can bring it back within 72 hours for a full refund; we do not pick up returns

Read more

L010a Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish Rineloricaria 4cm

Description

The Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria sp.) belongs to the Loricariidae family, commonly known as the Loricariids or suckermouth catfishes. It is specifically classified within the genus Rineloricaria. 

  1. Temperature: They thrive in tropical temperatures ranging from 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is essential for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for keeping a single Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish. However, a larger tank is preferable to provide ample space for their activities and to accommodate additional tank mates.

Feeding Habits: Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish are primarily herbivores and will feed on algae and other plant matter in the aquarium. They may also accept sinking algae wafers, blanched vegetables, and high-quality vegetable-based pellets or flakes.

Habitat Preference: They prefer aquariums with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, driftwood, and rocks. A planted aquarium with smooth substrate can also mimic their natural environment.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH level ranging from 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish are generally peaceful and can coexist with other non-aggressive fish species. They spend most of their time grazing on algae and foraging for food along the bottom of the tank.

They are generally peaceful and can be kept in small groups, although they can also be kept singly or in pairs.

They are primarily bottom dwellers, often foraging and scavenging for food along the substrate. They are most active during the night and low-light conditions.

Color and Other Details: As their name suggests, Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish typically have a reddish-brown or tan body coloration with intricate patterns that help them camouflage in their natural environment. They have long, slender bodies with a distinctive 'whiptail' appearance, featuring a narrow caudal fin that resembles a whip. Their unique appearance and peaceful nature make them an attractive addition to community aquariums.

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, Rocky Tanks, Driftwood, Diffused Lighting
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Nocturnal, Solitary

Payment & Security

Payment methods

  • American Express
  • Apple Pay
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Google Pay
  • Mastercard
  • Shop Pay
  • Visa

Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.

Our Brands

View All Brands
Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish Rineloricaria
YLFS

L010a Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish Rineloricaria 4cm

$1999 CAD

The Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria sp.) belongs to the Loricariidae family, commonly known as the Loricariids or suckermouth catfishes. It is specifically classified within the genus Rineloricaria. 

  1. Temperature: They thrive in tropical temperatures ranging from 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is essential for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended for keeping a single Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish. However, a larger tank is preferable to provide ample space for their activities and to accommodate additional tank mates.

Feeding Habits: Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish are primarily herbivores and will feed on algae and other plant matter in the aquarium. They may also accept sinking algae wafers, blanched vegetables, and high-quality vegetable-based pellets or flakes.

Habitat Preference: They prefer aquariums with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, driftwood, and rocks. A planted aquarium with smooth substrate can also mimic their natural environment.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH level ranging from 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish are generally peaceful and can coexist with other non-aggressive fish species. They spend most of their time grazing on algae and foraging for food along the bottom of the tank.

They are generally peaceful and can be kept in small groups, although they can also be kept singly or in pairs.

They are primarily bottom dwellers, often foraging and scavenging for food along the substrate. They are most active during the night and low-light conditions.

Color and Other Details: As their name suggests, Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish typically have a reddish-brown or tan body coloration with intricate patterns that help them camouflage in their natural environment. They have long, slender bodies with a distinctive 'whiptail' appearance, featuring a narrow caudal fin that resembles a whip. Their unique appearance and peaceful nature make them an attractive addition to community aquariums.

View product