Typical size 15cm
Max size 20cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 80cm
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Sinking, pellet, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-8.5
Striped Talking CatfishPlatydoras costatus
This attractive and comical fish can grow to 20cm, and may eat little fish so it is best kept in larger aquaria with medium sized fish. The Striped Talking Catfish is a peaceful fish which will scavenge amongst the substrate. Provide a few hiding areas, and if possible, a sandy substrate. The fish is omnivorous and should be provided with a variety of foods. The name comes from the fishes ability to make 'grinding' noises. Do not catch these fish with a normal net, as they are covered in tiny spines which will become trapped and result in damage to the fish.
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