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Whiptail Catfish

Whiptail Catfish is a prehistoric-looking catfish. It has a long and slender body and a high dorsal fin. This fish is sure to provide something unique to your aquarium.    

Whiptail Care Guide

Whiptail Catfish suckermouth belongs to the Loricariidae family and originates from South America. It is a hardy fish that is most active during the evening hours. Once made comfortable in the aquarium and it learns the feeding schedule, the fish should come out regularly during the feeding times. It can often be spotted, resting on leaves of plants and driftwood branches.

Max Size:   4 inches
Water:   75 - 84 F; pH 6 - 7.5
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Bottom
Temperament:   Peaceful

Whiptail Catfish will feel most in aquariums with live aquarium plants. Providing additional hiding places such as driftwood, rocks, and coconut caves are recommended to increase the fish's comfort. The fish will accept a wide range of foods, including flakes, small pellets and algea wafers. It can also be fed with fresh vegetables like shelled peas, spinach, zucchini and cucumber which can be attached to the Pleco Feeder, allowing you to observe them and their interesting eating behavior.  

Whiptail Catfish can be kept with many other peaceful fishes, including tetras, plecos, cories, rasboras and many other community fish. 

Aquarium Fish at Modern Aquarium

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