Behaviour Peaceful algae eater, timid
Typical size 15cm
Max size 18cm
Tank Area Bottom, sides
Min Tank Size 80cm
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Sinking, live, frozen, algae and vegetable based foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Twig CatfishFarlowella acus
The aptly named Twig Catfish does a striking resemblance of a twig, to the point of lying motionless and stiffened when caught (pretending to be a twig) Although its initial appeal is strong it should only be kept by experienced aquarists. The Twig Catfish requires a tank stocked with peaceful slow moving fish, plenty of hiding spots amongst plants and wood, excellent water quality, and a soft, acidic-neutral environment. Twig Catfish are good algae eaters, although they may damage delicate plants. Beyond the initial appeal of the fish as 'something different' it offers very little to the aquarium environment as it hardly moves and often remains hidden. Do not keep with boisterous fish.
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