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Hassar wilderi Kindle, 1895

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Danny Blundell (2)

 ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus

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Relevant Information:

Hassar wilderi tends to be a bit harder to keep than H. orestis as it is more suceptible to infections, so clean water is necesary to keep them in good health. Aquarium Care: For a large species it is non aggressive and can be kept with smaller species such as small characins, dwarf cichlids, small labyrinth species and also other small catfish such as Corydoras and the smaller members of the Loracariids. Provide a soft substrate such as fine sand as they like to sift through this for edibles and a sharp substrate could cause damage to its fine feathered barbels. Lone individuals will not do well in an aquarium setup so a group of three or more will be more beneficial to the long term health of this species. A planted aquarium is a must as they like to hide in the roots more so than having a rock or wood setup. Diet: Tablet foods, small live and frozen foods such as worms and Daphnia.

Common Name:







South America: Brazil; Tocantins River basin


20.0cm. (8ins)


22-25°C (71-77°F)




Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl 1991 Aquarien atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für Natur- und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p.



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