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Dwarf Marbled Catfish (Microglanis iheringi)

Original price $9.99 - Original price $9.99
Original price
$9.99
$9.99 - $9.99
Current price $9.99
Style: single (~4cm)

Dwarf Marbled Catfish (Microglanis iheringi)

Description:

The Dwarf Marbled Catfish, Microglanis iheringi, is a captivating species of small catfish, distinct from the commonly known Corydoras varieties. Native to South America's fast-flowing streams, this species is noted for its stunning marbled pattern and compact size. Its peaceful nature and intriguing appearance make it an excellent choice for tropical freshwater aquariums, especially those replicating a riverine habitat.

Features:

  • Striking marbled pattern, with a blend of dark and light brown hues over its body and fins
  • Compact and robust body shape, reaching up to 2 inches in length
  • Preferentially nocturnal, becoming more active during the evening
  • Exhibits a peaceful temperament, making it suitable for community tanks with similar-sized fish

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons, equipped with a variety of hiding spots such as caves, driftwood, and dense vegetation
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.0-7.5, soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: 22-26°C (72-79°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous, with a preference for meaty foods; a balanced diet including high-quality pellets, flakes, and live/frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms
  • Compatibility: Ideal for community tanks with other peaceful species; its nocturnal habits minimize competition for space and food