Marbled Talking Catfish (Amblydoras nauticus)


Marbled Talking Catfish (Amblydoras nauticus), also known as the Marbled Raphael Catfish, is a smaller and peaceful Doradid catfish, reaching only 3 inches in size. These fish are native to the Rio Nanay tributary of the Amazon in Peru. Famous for the sounds they make when threatened, Talking Catfish make noises by vibrating their pectoral fin spines in their sockets!


Marbled Talking Catfish (Amblydoras nauticus)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Scavenger, feeds on invertebrates and crustaceans in the wild. Will accept frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 3″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 Gallon
Compatibility: Peaceful towards most tankmates.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm