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Twig Catfish (Farlowella Acus)

$1999 CAD
SKU: 400000028514

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Twig Catfish (Farlowella Acus)

Description

Twig Catfish (Farlowella acus):

  1. Temperature: Twig Catfish generally thrive in a tropical aquarium environment. Maintain a temperature range of 72-79°F (22-26°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: Provide a tank with a minimum size of 30 gallons (113 liters) to accommodate their size and allow for appropriate swimming space.

Feeding Habits: Twig Catfish are primarily herbivores. Their diet should include a mix of high-quality sinking pellets, vegetable-based flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods like brine shrimp or bloodworms.

Habitat Preference: These catfish are found in South American rivers, particularly in areas with slow-moving waters and plenty of vegetation. In the aquarium, provide driftwood and plants to mimic their natural habitat.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, ideally between 6.0 and 7.5.

Behavior: Twig Catfish are generally peaceful but can be territorial with their own kind. They may also be intimidated by more boisterous tankmates. Provide hiding spots among the decorations to make them feel secure.

While they may tolerate the presence of other Twig Catfish, they are not true shoaling fish. They are more solitary and territorial, especially when it comes to their own kind.

Twig Catfish are primarily nocturnal, meaning they are more active during the night. Provide a dimly lit environment to observe their natural behavior.

These catfish are bottom dwellers, and you'll often find them clinging to vertical surfaces or resting on the substrate.

Color and Other Details: Twig Catfish have a unique appearance resembling twigs or branches, which serves as camouflage in their natural habitat. They are typically brown or gray, mimicking the coloration of the surrounding environment. Their elongated bodies help them blend in among aquatic vegetation.

Remember that specific care requirements can vary slightly based on individual fish, and regular water testing and observation are crucial for maintaining a healthy aquarium environment. Additionally, it's advisable to stay informed about any updates or changes in care recommendations that may arise after my last knowledge update in January 2022.

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, Diffused Lighting
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Nocturnal, Solitary, Semi-aggressive

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Twig Catfish (Farlowella Acus)

$1999 CAD

Twig Catfish (Farlowella acus):

  1. Temperature: Twig Catfish generally thrive in a tropical aquarium environment. Maintain a temperature range of 72-79°F (22-26°C).

  2. Minimum Size Tank: Provide a tank with a minimum size of 30 gallons (113 liters) to accommodate their size and allow for appropriate swimming space.

Feeding Habits: Twig Catfish are primarily herbivores. Their diet should include a mix of high-quality sinking pellets, vegetable-based flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods like brine shrimp or bloodworms.

Habitat Preference: These catfish are found in South American rivers, particularly in areas with slow-moving waters and plenty of vegetation. In the aquarium, provide driftwood and plants to mimic their natural habitat.

Water pH Level: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, ideally between 6.0 and 7.5.

Behavior: Twig Catfish are generally peaceful but can be territorial with their own kind. They may also be intimidated by more boisterous tankmates. Provide hiding spots among the decorations to make them feel secure.

While they may tolerate the presence of other Twig Catfish, they are not true shoaling fish. They are more solitary and territorial, especially when it comes to their own kind.

Twig Catfish are primarily nocturnal, meaning they are more active during the night. Provide a dimly lit environment to observe their natural behavior.

These catfish are bottom dwellers, and you'll often find them clinging to vertical surfaces or resting on the substrate.

Color and Other Details: Twig Catfish have a unique appearance resembling twigs or branches, which serves as camouflage in their natural habitat. They are typically brown or gray, mimicking the coloration of the surrounding environment. Their elongated bodies help them blend in among aquatic vegetation.

Remember that specific care requirements can vary slightly based on individual fish, and regular water testing and observation are crucial for maintaining a healthy aquarium environment. Additionally, it's advisable to stay informed about any updates or changes in care recommendations that may arise after my last knowledge update in January 2022.

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