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Farlowella vittata Myers, 1942

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (2) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

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Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

When mature, males have a thicker snout and sports odontodes (hair like appendages), you can run  your hand down this and feel if it is a male as females do not carry this trait, and also their snout is somewhat slimmer. Although growing large this is an inoffensive fish and as such, robust tank mates should be avoided. Aquarium Care: Water parameters will need to be at the highest quality to keep this catfish in good health. Diet: Feed vegetable food such as algae, cucumber, courgette (zucchini), spinach, lettuce and peas but will also eat other foods in the aquarium.

 Common Name:

Twig Catfish


Farlowella agustini, Farlowella angosturae, Farlowella guaricensis, Farlowella roncallii




Venezuela: Orinoco River basin


22.5cm (9inch)


24-26°c (75-79°f.)





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