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Marbled Whiptail Catfish

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Species group:

Other common names: Marbled Whiptail

Scientific name: Loricaria simillima

The basics:
The Marbled Whiptail Catfish is found in shallow, fast flowing South American streams.

Appearance:
When young, Loricaria spp. can be differentiated from the similar Rineloricaria spp. by their more feathered sucker-mouths. In adults this difference is considerably more evident.

Size:
6-7 inches

Temperamnet:
It is a peaceful fish that in captivity needs some water movement and lots of oxygen.

Housing:
30 gallons. A planted tank with rocks and driftwood will provide plenty of hiding spaces to prevent the fish from becoming stressed. It is herbivorous and will do well with fresh green vegetables. They will also eat sinking algae wafers.

Temperature:
70.00-75.00 °F

pH:
7.40-0.00

Alkalinity:
0.000-0.000 mg/L

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