Agamyxis pectinifrons
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Agamyxis pectinifrons

Common Names: Raphael Catfish
Spotted Raphael Catfish
Talking Catfish
Synonyms: Doras flavopictus
Doras pectinifrons
Family: Doradidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; Ecuador, Peru, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Generally peaceful with larger fish and medium sized fish, but may try to opportunistically eat much smaller fish.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed sinking pellets and worms. A darker aquarium is preferred. Hiding places and fine gravel are essential.
5.8 - 7.5
20°C - 26°C
68°F - 79°F
1 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 20cm (7.9")
Female: 20cm (7.9")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Nocturnal; Nocturnal
Gender: Not possible to determine.
Breeding: Not bred in home aquaria.
Comments: A fairly easily kept catfish in the home aquarium as it is not demanding for water parameters. This catfish will rarely come out of its hiding place during the day. It will eventually understand when feeding time is and thus come out to eat only to retreat back to its hiding place once the food has been consumed. They have a great ability to "pin" themselves in their hiding place. They will find a tight fitting spot to hide in, and spread their pectoral and dorsal fins against the walls of the cave.
Main Colours: Black, White
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: Doedogg, longhairedgit
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