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Jaguar Catfish Liosomadoras oncinus
Category: Catfish - Doradidae
Price: £69.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: Temporarily out of stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Soft|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Liosomadoras oncinus (Jaguar Catfish)
In good condition these are among the most impressive of all the South American catfish, with a strikingly jaguar-like pattern of brown spots on a cream to light brown coloured body. Overall build is somewhat similar to that of a thorny catfish (family Doradidae) though taxonomically these are members of the driftwood catfish family Auchenipteridae.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A very retiring species that does not show itself well if its needs are not considered. Hiding places are essential, and the more shady spots there are in the tank, the more this catfish will be on show. It is also a gregarious fish in the wild, and when kept singly becomes much more nervous and shy than would otherwise be the case.
Though predatory, it is harmless towards any fish too large to swallow whole. Works well in community tanks with peaceful, mid-sized characins and inoffensive catfish such as Corydoras. Feeds mostly on invertebrates, such as bloodworms. No reports of breeding in aquaria.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||South America: Branco River, Brazil|
|Size||To 17 cm|
|Water Parameters||Requires soft, acidic water conditions|