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Loricaria Catfish (Loricaria sp.) .

Loricaria Catfish (Loricaria sp.)

Loricaria Catfish (Loricaria sp.) are a South American Whiptail catfish that is found in the upper Rio Negro and from the lower rio Branco downstream to the mouth of the rio Negro, including the lower rio Jauaperi in Brazil. The Loricaria Cat has a slender body with a camouflage color pattern that covers the entire […]

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Loricaria Catfish (Loricaria sp.) Rio Atabapo

Crying Whiptail (Loricaria sp. `RIO ATABAPO`)

The Crying Whiptail (Loricaria sp. `RIO ATABAPO`) is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Loricaria Columbia or Colombian Loricaria (Loricaria sp. `Colombia`). The “Crying Whiptail” name is derived from the two black stripes that run on top of the head and through the eye of the fish that resemble large tears. Crying Whiptails are […]

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Royal Farlowella Whiptail Catfish (Sturisoma sp.)

Royal Farlowella Whiptail Catfish (Sturisoma sp.)

The Royal Farlowella Catfish (Sturisoma sp.) is a sucker mouth catfish that is found in the fast flowing rivers and streams of South America and referred to by many tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Panama Sturisoma, Royal Whiptail Farlowella, or Royal Whiptail Catfish. The first dorsal fin of the male Royal Farlowella Catfish is […]

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Whiptail Catfish (Farlowella acus) a.k.a. Farlowella Cat

Whiptail Catfish (Farlowella acus) a.k.a. Farlowella Cat

The Whiptail Catfish (Farlowella acus)  is also known as the Twig Catfish, Stick Catfish, Farlowella or Whiptail Catfish by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. They are found in slow moving rivers and lakes and are broadly distributed in the Amazon, Orinoco, Paraná, and coastal rivers of the Guyana Shield  in South America. Farlowella acus is an […]

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Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria)..

Tropical Fish Keeping – Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria) a.k.a. Twig Catfish

The Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria) is popular with tropical fish keeping enthusiasts, and is one of the most peaceful catfish available for populating community tanks.  Currently, there are 63 recognized species in this genus which makes it the most populated of the Loricariinae family. The Whiptail Catfish is native to the rivers and lakes of northern […]

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