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Category: Catfish - Doradidae
Price: £19.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 1 in stock
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
Care Level: Easy
Schooling Fish: Yes
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
A compact catfish with feathery whiskers, spiny fins, and a mottled body colouration.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Trachydoras are small thorny catfish somewhat similar to Corydoras in size, shape and personality. They have feathery whiskers that suggest a preference for invertebrates that live on and in sand and leaf litter, but under aquarium conditions they are entirely omnivorous and will eat any small meaty foods, perhaps alongside algae wafers as well for vitamins and fibre.
Trachydoras are traded so infrequently that little is known for certain about their social behaviour or reproduction. They are probably schooling fish, and do seem to be completely peaceful towards tankmates of appropriate size. Being heavily armoured they're generally left alone by slightly aggressive species like dwarf cichlids and gouramis.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||South America: Orinoco and Amazon river systems|
|Water Parameters||Soft and slightly acidic preferred, but adaptable|