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Flag-Tailed Porthole Catfish Dianema urostriatum

Category: Catfish - Callichthidae

Size: 6-8cm

Price: £19.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 2 in stock



Becoming Scarce.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 6-8cm

Dianema urostriatum (Flag-Tailed Porthole Catfish)

Dianema spp. resemble Hoplosternum in basic shape, but are much more delicate and streamlined in build. They are quite good swimmers and spend a lot of the time in mid water. Dianema urostriatum is one of the most attractive species, noted for its peppered body and horizontally striped tail fin.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful, schooling catfish ideally suited to soft water communities containing tetras, rasboras, etc. Lively and potentially active by day as well as night, but easily bullied, so should not be combined with nippy or aggressive tankmates or it will become shy and more nocturnal. Appreciates open swimming spaces but demands plenty of shade, so ideally suited to an aquarium with lots of tall or floating plants. Bogwood and rocks will also be used as hiding places. Omnivorous, but favours catfish pellets and small invertebrates such as bloodworms.

Rarely bred in captivity.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Rio Negro
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 12 cm
Water Parameters Soft and slightly acidic essential
Water PH 6.0-7.0