Black Driftwood Catfish (Trachycorystes trachycorystes)

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Black Driftwood Catfish

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Black Driftwood Catfish

Trachycorystes trachycorystes

284 Litres (75 US G.)

30.5-35.6cm (12-14 ")




6.4 - 7.0

22.8-28.9°C (73 -84 °F)

8-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-10 years



Additional names

Black Driftwood Catfish, Black Catfish

Additional scientific names

Auchenipterus trachycorystes, Trachycorystes typus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a genital papilla and do not grow as large as females. Males are also reported to develop thickened barbels and/or larger dorsal spines.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This is a predatory fish and probably feeds on fish and crustaceans, such as shrimps. It should take frozen shrimp and chunks of frozen fish and may also accept sinking catfish pellets.

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