Oil Catfish

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Oil Catfish Care Guide

Description: The Oil Catfish, scientifically known as Tatia perugiae, is a fascinating and unusual species prized for its sleek appearance and unique behaviors. With its elongated body and iridescent, oil-like sheen, this catfish adds a touch of intrigue to any aquarium.

Behavior: Oil Catfish are nocturnal and typically shy during the day, preferring to hide among driftwood, rocks, or vegetation. They are relatively peaceful and can be kept in community setups with other small, non-aggressive fish species.

Tank Requirements: Provide a well-decorated aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, including caves, plants, and driftwood, to accommodate the secretive nature of the Oil Catfish. A tank size of at least 20 gallons is suitable for a small group of these fish.

Water Parameters: Maintain stable and slightly acidic water conditions, with temperatures ranging from 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C) and a pH level between 6.0 to 7.0. Ensure good water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration.

Diet: Oil Catfish are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods, including sinking pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small insects. Offer them a varied diet to ensure they receive essential nutrients for growth and health.

Compatibility: Oil Catfish are generally peaceful and can coexist with other small, non-aggressive fish species that share similar water parameters. Avoid keeping them with large or aggressive tank mates that may intimidate or outcompete them for resources.

Max size: 2.5 inches