This species of Dorad is, like most of this family
is very peaceful, but as adults can prey on very small
fish or fry on the substrate at night it is better
to house with species that cannot be eaten. Provide
a good sized tank that will be 4ft (120cm) or above
as they can be a quick growing catfish. A soft substrate
such as sand will be better as sharp gravel can be
detrimental to the fishes barbels and its health.
Diet: As they can be very nocturnal
they can be be best fed at lights out with tablet
foods and frozen foods such as bloodworms. If left
to their own devices they will actively seek out food
remains during the night.
D.nebulosus, Oxydoras dorbignyi
Paraná River basin Brazil, Paraguay.
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Riehl 1985 Aquarien
atlas. Band 2. Mergus, Verlag für Natur- und
Heimtierkunde GmbH, Melle, Germany. 1216 p. ScotCat