Hoplo Catfish (Hoplosternum thoracatum) - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
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Hoplo Catfish (Hoplosternum thoracatum)

Family: Callichthyidae

Common Name: Hoplo Catfish

Origin and Habitat: Amazon River and tributaries


Hoplo Catfish Diet

Feed your new hoplos whatever the rest of your fish are chowing on: flakes, pellets, wafers, food sticks, frozen, freeze-dried, or live foods. Maybe feed a little of each. They eat them all with relish. Still, they never seem to put on excess weight. Like most catfishes, they prefer to munch at the night shift cafeteria. Also like other catfishes, they quickly adapt to your feeding schedule usually within a week.


Water parameters for Hoplo Catfish

The Hoplo Catfish should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 6.5.


Housing 10 gallons to start, then move to larger quarters, Substrate Immaterial Air breathers Sexual Differences: Males sport thicker pectoral fins as they mature, Good scavenger. Security Shy at first. Adapts rapidly.Heavy eater,Bubble nesters. Males very protective.

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