Jaguar Catfish (Liosomadoras oncinus)


A unique and beautifully patterned driftwood catfish found in blackwater tributaries of the Amazon, the Jaguar Catfish spends most of its time hidden among submerged logs and tree roots, emerging at night to feed. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, but seem to do best in small groups. A shy species at first, they will quickly learn to come out of hiding when fed. In the aquarium, they prefer warm, slightly acidic water and require plenty of cover in the form of driftwood or caves.


Jaguar Catfish (Liosomadoras oncinus)

Origin: Wild Brazil/ Colombia
Locale: Rio Negro
Diet: Insectivore and scavenger. Will accept most sinking frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 Gallons
Compatibility: Extremely peaceful and compatible with most similarly sized fish. May eat small tankmates but not typically predatory.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm