Catfishes

Catfish are normally native to South America and Africa. Most Catfish are suitable to any aquarium. They forage for food at the bottom of the tank, and others will be very happy eating the algae off the window

Sailfin Plec (Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps): This catfish is very similar to other cats – especially the Hypostomus plecostomus, but is certainly not, and is in the Loricariid family. It can be very large, and should be fine with other bottom feeders, although it may fight its own species.
Size Origin Ease of keep Food Temp Type
300 mm Peru Medium Algae, Vegetation 24 C Friendly

Otos (Otocinclus flexilis):
These catfish are becoming very popular, as they graze on the top of any leave, and remove algae. They are very peaceful, small and a good acquisition for any fishkeeper.

Size Origin Ease of keep Food Temp Type
50 mm S.America Easy Algae, Tab 24 C Friendly
Leopard Catfish (Corydoras aeneus): The body colouring of this fish has a grey – brown sheen, with black spots allover. It is very similar to other Corydoras.

Size Origin Ease of keep Food Temp Type
60 mm S.America Easy all foods 24 C Friendly
Bristlenose Catfish (Ancistrus cirrhosus): This is a peaceful fish, which would prefer a large tank. Its a funny looking fish, with many thin tentacles on its face. Would need clean water with plenty of oxygen.

Size Origin Ease of keep Food Temp Type
80 mm S.America Easy Algae; flakes 25 C Friendly
Suckermouth Catfish (Hypostomus punctatus):The very large fish is elongated, spotted with a green body colour. It has a distnctive ventral sucking mouth. It does a good job of keeping the algae growth down in the aquarium. There is a smaller version of this fish, which I have and gets to no bigger than 100 MM.

Size Origin Ease of keep Food Temp Type
250 mm S.America Moderate green foods 24 C Friendly
Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhus):These things are strange-almost totally transparent, where obviously where they got their name from.

Size Origin Ease of keep Food Temp Type
90 mm S.E.Asia Moderate All foods 24 C Friendly
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