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Striped Woodcat Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus

Category: Catfish - Auchenipteridae

Size: 10-12cm

Price: £44.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: Temporarily out of stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


Beautiful species of woodcat that is rarely available.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 10-12cm

Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus (Striped Woodcat)

Long, almost eel-like catfish with a brown body and several pale stripes running along the flanks. Males and females are similar, but the male has a modified anal fin used to mate with the female before spawning.

Tends to be shy during the daylight hours, and will usually be found hiding in caves with some companions of its own kind.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful, gregarious species well suited to community systems, though it is predatory towards very small fish and also highly nocturnal. A good companion for acara, silver dollars, plecs, etc.

Consumes a variety of frozen foods as well as live foods like earthworms and river shrimps.

Not yet bred in captivity; like other driftwood cats, performs internal fertilisation before the female lays her eggs.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela
Temperature 22-25 C
Size 15 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0