Driftwood Catfish (Parauchenipterus galeatus)

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Driftwood Catfish

Parauchenipterus galeatus

151 Litres (40 US G.)

18-22 cm (7.1-8.7")




6.0 - 7.5

20 -24 °C (68-75.2°F)

6-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-21 years



Additional names

Driftwood Catfish, Common Woodcat

Additional scientific names

Trachelyopterus galeatus, Auchenipterus maculosus, Parauchenipterus paseae, Pseudauchenipterus galeatus, Silurus galeatus

Origin[edit | edit source]

P. galeatuscomes originates from South America including the Rio Orosa in Peru.[1]

Diet[edit | edit source]

In the wild this fish feeds mostly on small fish, insects, and other prey items. Will occasionally eat fruit. In the aquarium it prefers live food but will take prepared as well. it will eat everything from shrimp pellets to floating food sticks.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

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