The Farlowella Catfish is an odd looking fish that tries to hide in its surroundings, they tend to blend with twigs and plants, this is how it got its other name a Twig Catfish. These are a peaceful fish but not recommended for beginners. They need to be kept in a tank with lots of driftwood, sticks and even roots so they can hide amongst. They can also be kept with other peaceful community fishes. Great for those who want to try and keep something with a little bit more challenge.
Common Name Farlowella Catfish, Twig Catfish, Royal Whiptail, Royal Farlowella Catfish
Scientific Name Farlowella Acus
Size 17 cm
Origin Amazon Basin, Venezuela
Tank Setup Community Setup, with lots of driftwoods and sticks.
Temperature 24 – 26 degrees
Feeding Omnivore, prefers to eat algae and thrives on vegetable matter, like peas, lettuce and spinach. They can also be taught to take flakes and even frozen foods.
Gender The females are a little bit more robust then the males, also the males nose is thicker and sometimes have whiskers.