Green Stripe Duckbill Cat (Tympanopleura sp.)

$29.99

A unique member of a rarely seen genus of duckbill catfish, the Green Stripe Duckbill Cat is found in the Nanay river, a tributary of the Peruvian Amazon. Unlike some of the related duckbill catfish of the genus Ageneiosus, these fish are not large growing, with a maximum size of around 5-6″. They are often misidentified and this striped variant is one of several found in the region that are yet to be described. In the aquarium they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best with plenty of plants or driftwood for cover. They are often found in groups in the wild and will loosely school in some cases.

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Description

Green Stripe Duckbill Cat (Tympanopleura sp.)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Insects and other invertebrates in the wild. Will accept most frozen and prepared sinking foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 6″+
Recommended Tank Size: 40 Gallon+
Compatibility: Predatory toward fish small enough to be eaten but otherwise peaceful

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