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Jaguar Catfish Liosomadoras oncinus

Category: Catfish - Auchenipteridae

Size: 10-11cm

Price: £76.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 2 in stock

Beautiful jaguar cats!

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: 10-11cm

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.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Branco River, Brazil
Temperature 20-24C
Size To 17 cm
Water Parameters Requires soft, acidic water conditions
Water PH 5.5-7.0