Databases compiled from the Ministry of Primary Industries list of Tropical fish allowed to be imported into New Zealand.
Freshwater Fish A toH. Freshwater Fish I to Z. Tropical Marine Fish .
Killifish on list Marine Invertebrates. Exotic Reptiles and Amphibians
This fish is from South America: The family are commonly known as Bristlenose Catfish as they have fleshy tentacles found on the head of adult males; females possess tentacles along the snout margin but they are smaller and they lack tentacles on the head.
Freshwater Bottom swimmer need good filtration and driftwood to graze on.
Min. Tank Size 200 litres.
Size 16 cm for males, females are smaller.
pH 6 - 7
Temp. 25 - 28 °C
Water Hardness 5-12.
Diet Herbivore graze on algae and other surface growing organisms as well as eating algae wafers or tablets, flake food, squash, spinach, cucumber, zucchini, green beans and peas. will take flake and pellet foods