Royal Farlowella (Sturisoma Aureum)

Royal Farlowella (Sturisoma Aureum)

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A common yet gorgeous whiptail, this guy is perfect for those mature aquariums with driftwood and lots of biofilm and algae to graze on.

Max Size:

  • Adults can reach sizes of up to 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters).


  • Peaceful and non-aggressive temperament, suitable for community aquariums.
  • Mainly nocturnal, more active during the evening and night.
  • Enjoys hiding in caves, crevices, or among plants during the day.

Tank Requirements:

  • Minimum tank size of 30 gallons
  • Provide ample hiding places such as caves, driftwood, and dense vegetation.
  • Smooth substrate to prevent damage to their delicate barbels.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 68°F to 78°F (22°C to 27°C).
  • Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water preferred.
  • Regular water changes to maintain water quality and stability.


  • Herbivorous diet primarily consisting of algae, plant matter, and biofilm.
  • Supplemental feeding with sinking algae wafers, blanched vegetables (such as zucchini or cucumber), and occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms or brine shrimp.


  • Peaceful and compatible with a variety of community tank mates, including small to medium-sized fish that won't outcompete them for food.
  • Avoid keeping with aggressive or predatory species that may harass or harm them.