Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria sp. L010a)


A colorful and unique smaller Loricariid, the Red Lizard Catfish or Red Lizard Whiptail likely originates from a wild fish found in the lower Amazon in Brazil but has been line bred for their vivid red coloration. With their small adult size, peaceful nature, and utility as a nuisance algae eater, this species is an ideal addition to most medium to large community aquariums. In the wild, they are usually found on and around driftwood piles and will benefit from driftwood as well as live or artificial plants to provide cover. They should be fed regularly with a sinking herbivore diet or fresh veggies and will supplement this diet by grazing on nuisance algae on glass and decor in the aquarium.


Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria sp. L010a)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Algae, biofilm, detritus and insects. Will accept most prepared and gel diets for omnivores in the aquarium
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful towards almost all tankmates.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm