Zamora Catfish (Auchenipterichthys thoracatus)
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132 Litres (35 US G.)
10-11 cm (3.9-4.3")
6.5 - 7.2
20 -24 °C (68-75.2°F)
- Zamora Catfish, Midnight Catfish
Additional scientific names
- Auchenipterus thoracatus, Auchenipterus thoracicus
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Mature males exhibit a modified anal fin similar to the gonopodium.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Provide plenty of hiding places in amongst bogwood. They need a spacious tank with hiding places and dim lighting.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A nocturnal fish that hides away during the day, using its dorsal and pelvic fins to anchor themselves in place.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )