Pygmy Talking Catfish (Physopyxis lyra)

$9.99

One of the smallest species of catfish known, the Pygmy Talking Catfish is a unique and uncommonly imported Doradid found throughout the middle Amazon and Essequibo basins. In the wild, they are a cryptic species which inhabits leaf litter and driftwood piles in warm, extremely shallow water. In the aquarium, they are a hardy and unusual addition to a nano or small fish community aquarium. A scavenger and opportunistic feeder, they will accept most sinking frozen and prepared foods for very small fish.

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Description

Pygmy Talking Catfish (Physopyxis lyra)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Scavenger, feeds on tiny invertebrates and crustaceans in the wild. Will usually accept frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 1.25″+
Recommended Tank Size: 8 Gallon+
Compatibility: Peaceful towards all tankmates.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm