Catfish

whiptail catfish Farlowella_acus_

Whiptail Catfish (Farlowella acus) Coming in different varieties, many whiptail catfish (Farlowella Acus) make excellent additions to the freshwater aquarium. They combine unique looks with a peaceful temperament and are fascinating additions. They’re are a huge range of Whiptails to choose from, each have their merits. Some varieties demonstrate extraordinary behaviour, such as

Panda Garra (Garra flavatra)  The unique patterns, colouring and temperament of the Panda Garra (Garra Flavatra) Make this a much sought after fish for the freshwater aquarist. It needs a slightly more specific set up that the standard community setup. Make sure it has high flowing, high quality water. Keep in

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Otocinclus Catfish (Otocinclus sp.)  The Otocinclus Catfish (Otocinclus Sp.) are a highly sought after fish due to their algae-busting skills! These catfish make an excellent freshwater clean-up crew and look fantastic at the same time. They are a little reclusive and will greatly appreciate the option of several hiding places. Due

Loricaria Catfish (Loricaria sp.)  The Loricaria Catfish (Loricaria Sp.) are a variety of Whiptail Catfish originating from South-America. They feed primarily on established algae in the aquarium and are a peaceful fish. They do well in a well-established & peaceful community aquarium.  Care Level: Easy Temperament:  Peaceful Max Size: 7” Colouring: Yellow, Tan, Green Diet: Omnivore

Royal Farlowella

Royal Farlowella Catfish (Sturistoma sp.) The Royal Farlowella Catfish (Sturistoma Sp.) are a variety of catfish with a distinguishing long, slender body, and needle-like nose. They are a peaceful fish originating from shallow waters in South-America. They are a timid fish that do not move much in the aquarium, even when you’re

gold algae eater

Gold Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilos aymonieri)  The Gold Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilos aymonieri) is an albino variation of the common Chinese Algae Eater (Gyrinocheilos aymonieri). They have been selectively bred over the years to increase their availability within the hobby and enhance their colouration. They have a unique swimming style and their ability to perch on

Synodontis_zebra_hybrid

Synodontis Zebra Hybrid (Synodontis sp.)  The Synodontis Zebra Hybrid (Synodontis sp.) is a member of the naked catfish group. It can have a several spots of various sizes depending on the hybrid. These synodontis’ can come in variety of patterns and many aquarists keep them peacefully in a community aquarium. Be careful

striped raphael catfish

Striped Raphael Catfish (Platyodras armatulus)  The Striped Raphael Catfish (Platyodras Armatulus) is a favourite amongst freshwater hobbyists for the broad black and white stripes that run the length of this catfish. This pattern is more striking when they’re juveniles but fades a little as they grow older. You will love watching

Porthole Catfish

Porthole Catfish (Dianema longibarbis) The Porthole Catfish (Dianema Longibarbis) are a peaceful, shoaling catfish that are an ideal addition to a community aquarium. Make sure to keep them in larger shoaling groups to witness their true natural behaviour. Many hobbyists have commented on the fascinating behaviour they display whilst seemingly hovering

Bagrichthy hypselopterus

Black Lancer Catfish (Bagrichthy hypselopterus) The Black Lancer Catfish (Bagrichthy hypselopterus)  is a unique species of cat fish that belongs to the family of bagrid catfish. They are nocturnal but can eventually be trained to eat in the light. You can even train this catfish to eat straight from your hand! The Black Lancer