Tiger Face Whiptail

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Tiger Face Whiptail Care Guide

Description: The Tiger Face Whiptail, known scientifically as Pseudohemiodon sp. ‘tigre,’ is a captivating and distinctive species valued for its striking appearance and unique patterning. With its tiger-like facial markings and elongated body, this whiptail catfish adds an intriguing touch of character to any aquarium.

Behavior: Tiger Face Whiptails are generally peaceful and nocturnal, often hiding during the day and becoming more active at night. They are bottom-dwelling fish that sift through substrate in search of food, making them fascinating to observe in a well-decorated aquarium.

Tank Requirements: Provide a spacious aquarium with smooth substrate such as sand or fine gravel to prevent injury to the Tiger Face Whiptail's delicate barbels. Offer plenty of hiding spots with caves, rocks, and driftwood, as well as open swimming areas. A tank size of at least 30 gallons is recommended to accommodate their size and activity level.

Water Parameters: Maintain stable and slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with temperatures ranging from 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C) and a pH level between 6.5 to 7.5. Ensure good water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration.

Diet: Tiger Face Whiptails are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods, including sinking pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and vegetable matter. Offer them a balanced diet to ensure they receive essential nutrients for growth and health.

Compatibility: Tiger Face Whiptails are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially towards conspecifics or similarly sized bottom-dwelling fish. They are best kept in a species-specific setup or with other peaceful fish species that share similar water parameters.

Max Size: 5.5 Inches