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L030 (Oligancistrus sp.)

An attractive little catfish that is fairly widely sold and does well in clean, mature aquaria. Essentially dark grey with small, widely spaced white spots. A feature of this catfish (and L016) is that the dorsal fin and adipose fin are fused.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:
Fish Sex: Cant be sexed, Size: 12-14cm, Price: £39.95 View shop
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Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A territorial but otherwise harmless catfish ideally suited to community tanks. Can be kept in groups if each specimen is provided with plenty of space and a suitable cave or burrow of its own. These fish should be fed on vegetarian food including algae wafers and sliced vegetables such as courgette, but can also be given small amounts of meaty foods such as bloodworms. Not yet bred in captivity.

Family Group: L Numbers
Distribution Brazil, Rio Xingu
Temperature 25-30C
Size Up to 12 cm
Water Parameters Prefers soft and slightly acidic water conditions
Water PH 6.5-7.2

Useful sources of information:

DATZ are the original source of L number information.
Other information on L numbers can be found from the book All L Numbers published by Aqualog.
On the web, a comprehensive source of information on L Numbers and catfish can be found at www.planetcatfish.com and also www.scotcat.com

Shop stock

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Woodford Aquatics London E18 1EJ View shop

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