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Trachydoras paraguayensis

Category: Catfish - Doradidae

Size: 5-7cm

Price: £19.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 1 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


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 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
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Size: 5-7cm

Trachydoras paraguayensis

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Orinoco and Amazon river systems
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 8-10 cm
Water Parameters Soft and slightly acidic preferred, but adaptable
Water PH 6.0-7.5