(1) Allan James (1) Chris
Ralph (3) Daniel Blom (1)
Yann Fulliquet (3)
This widespread Amazonian species,
that had been misidentified in the past as A.
thoracatus, and is instead A. coracoideus;
a species that comes from the waters of the Amazon
River basin and the Araguaia River in the the Tocantins
basin while Auchenipterichthys thoracatus is
found in the upperMadeira River
basin. Aquarium Care: Good community
catfish with normal sized patrons but not to be trusted
with small Tetras for instance, which will be picked
of at night on its twilight patrols. Reproduction:
This family practice internal fertilisation with the
female depositing the fertilized eggs on aquatic vegetation
with no care of the eggs shown. An unsuccessful breeding
report states that the male swims behind the female
and they suddenly lock their pectoral, female's adipose
and caudal fin. They speed around the tank and are
oblivious to anything around them. After this confrontation
they break apart and fall to the aquarium floor where
they sit for a couple hours in a "dazed"
condition. Diet: Can be fed most
aquarium fare such as good quality flake, white worm,
tablet and pellet foods and frozen foods such as bloodworm.
Better to feed at lights out until they get accustomed
to the daytime feeding regime when they may very well
Catfish, Zamora Cat
South America:Amazon River basin and Araguaia River of
the Tocantins basin. Type locality:
Carl J. Ferraris Jr.,
Richard P. Vari, and Sandra J. Raredon.
Catfishes of the genus Auchenipterichthys (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae); a revisionary study. ScotCat
97. July 2004.