Spotted Woodcat (Auchenipterichthys punctatus)


An uncommonly imported woodcat or driftwood catfish found throughout much of the middle Amazon and parts of the Orinoco basins, the Spotted Woodcat is a cryptic species which spends most of the daylight hours hidden within driftwood, leaf litter, or submerged logs. At night however, they emerge to feed near the surface where they actively hunt for insects and insect larvae. In the aquarium they are a hardy species and have been bred successfully, but should be kept only with similarly small and peaceful tankmates as they can easily be outcompeted for food.



Spotted Woodcat (Auchenipterichthys punctatus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Insects and crustaceans. Will take a variety of frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 Gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful and compatible with most similarly sized fish. Will eat very small fish

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