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Jaguar Catfish

Scientific Name: Liosomadorus oncinus
Family: Auchenipterid

About the Jaguar Catfish

Species Type: Freshwater Fish
Category: Catfish

Care Level: Very Easy. Will tolerate a wide range of water parameters including pH, temperature and hardness. Can tolerate higher nitrate levels than other fish and is hardy enough to withstand the cycling process. Will readily eat prepared foods and has no special care requirements.

Origin: South America: Peru, Brazil

Compatibility/Temperament: 1


A beautiful, Jaguar-style, patterned fish that is unmistakable.

It is more of a nocturnal catfish and is active in dim lighting or lights out conditions and spends daytime crammed in a dark spot in the aquarium during the day. It likes driftwood (since it is a wood cat)

It can be kept in a community tank but may eat very small fish at night, but it is a very good addition to a large tank set up. It is very shy and not very sociable.

May make a loud 'Ong' sound when provoked

Jaguar Catfish Diet

Fries of livebearers, store bought prawn (chopped), frozen blood worms, flakes, food pellets.

Take note to feed it at night after lights out. It will then come out to forage for food


Ideal water parameters for Jaguar Catfish

The Jaguar Catfish should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 20 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 6.5.

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