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Pterodoras granulosus  (Valenciennes, 1821)

Image contributors to this species:

Danny Blundell (1) Chris Ralph (1) Peru Aquarium Group (1) Wolfgang Ros (6) Enrico Richter (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

In their natural habitat they would form small groups and feed mainly on mollusc's and the fruits of Astrocaryum javary. Aquarium Care: Would need a large tank with large pipes, plastic or ceramic, to rest in. House with same size or larger tank mates. Diet: Pellets, tablets, frozen mysis shrimp, worm food and mussels. You could also try various fruits such as bananas.

Common Name:

Granulated catfish

Synonyms:

Doras granulosus, Doras maculatus, Doras murica, Doras lentiginosus, Pterodoras lentiginosus, Silurus armatus, S. duodecimradiatus, Parapterodoras paranensis   

Family:

Doradidae blycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Amazon and Paraná River basins and coastal drainages in Guyana and Surinam.

Size:

90cm. (36ins)

Temp:

20-24°C (67-75°F)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

 

 

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