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Callichthys fabricioi Román-Valencia, Lehmann A. & Muñoz, 1999

Image contributors to this species:

Ricardo Álvarez Zamora (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Search ispecies
 

Relevant Information:

The location of the image specimen was ciénaga Maniti Blanco, departamento de Santander. Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7. Aquarium Care: Very adaptable to water conditions and can be housed with most other fish as long as they are not too small or overly aggressive. More than one can be kept or in groups of 5 or more: minimum aquarium size 120 cm. May be prone to digging and uprooting plants. Breeding: During reproduction, the male's belly turns orange and its pectoral spines become longer and thicker. The male builds a bubble nest with some floating plants, strongly guarding it after the female lays down her eggs (up to 120).

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Callichthyidaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Cauca River basin in Colombia. Type locality: Colombia, Departa-mento del Cauca, Municipio de Buenos Aires, Zanjón Bagazal afluente del Río Cauca 980 meters (03º03'59"Ny 76º33'55"W).

Size:

12.5cm ( 5ins)

Temp:

20-27°C (68-81°F)

p.H.

6.0-8.0.

Reference:

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version
ScotCat Factsheet no. 95. May 2004.

 

 

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