Striped Woodcat (Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus)

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Striped Woodcat

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Striped Woodcat

Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




6.2 - 7.0

21.7-25.6°C (71 -78 °F)

2-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

Striped Woodcat, Mandube Catfish

Additional scientific names

Trachelyopterus taeniatus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males exhibit a modified anal fin that is formed into a "pseudopenis". The dorsal fin of mature males is also larger than that of mature females.[1]

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful catfish that can be kept with its own kind as well as similar sized peaceful tank mates. It does best in a group of at least 4-6 of its own kind. Should not be kept with small fish, fry or small invertebrates, however, as these will be eaten.

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