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Centromochlus schultzi Rössel, 1962

Image contributors to this species:

Rare Aquatics (1) Haakon Haagensen (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (3) Dimitris Lysikatos (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Catalog of Fishes

Relevant Information:

Mees (1974) assigned this species to Tatia but Ferraris (2007) reverted it back to the original genera of Centromochlus and as such its taxonomic status is still in use today. Aquarium Care: Keeping this species is not too much of a problem as long as the water is kept clean and not too alkaline with a p.H.of between 6.5 and 7.0. They do like a planted aquarium where they like to hide during the day. Also provide pipework for this genera for a choice of hiding places. Diet: In its native habitat they feed on insects, mostly ants, beetles, and mayflies and in the aquarium they will eat anything given such as frozen bloodworm which they will come out of hiding to feed on, catfish tablets, daphnia, white worm (sparingly) and any other worm-like foods.

Common Name:



Tatia schultzi




Brazil: Upper Xingu and Tocantins River basins. Type locality: Brasilien, oberer Rio Xingu.


10.0cm. (4ins)


22-25°c (71-77°f.)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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