Zamora Catfish (Auchenipterichthys thoracatus)

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Zamora Catfish

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Zamora Catfish

Auchenipterichthys thoracatus

Moderate

132 Litres (35 US G.)

10-11 cm (3.9-4.3")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

293.15 K
68 °F
527.67 °R
297.15 K
75.2 °F
534.87 °R
20 -24 °C (68-75.2°F)

7-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

5-8 years



Additional names

Zamora Catfish, Midnight Catfish

Additional scientific names

Auchenipterus thoracatus, Auchenipterus thoracicus


Origin

Sexing

Mature males exhibit a modified anal fin similar to the gonopodium.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful fish that should be housed with equally-sized peaceful fish. Do not house with aggressive fish nor with very small fish as they may get eaten.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Provide plenty of hiding places in amongst bogwood. They need a spacious tank with hiding places and dim lighting.

Behaviour

A nocturnal fish that hides away during the day, using its dorsal and pelvic fins to anchor themselves in place.

Identification

When undisturbed this catfish is a beautiful inky bluish black colour that, in combination with many pin-prick white spots, do give the impression of a clear tropical sky at midnight hence the common name. Can be mis-labelled or mistaken for Auchenipterichthys coracoideus.

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