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Catfish

Catfish are a fascinating and diverse group of fish which have become hugely popular as aquarium fish. They range from the tiny Otocinclus to giants like the Red-Tailed catfish. All catfish possess one or more pairs of barbels, one of their most distinguishing features. Catfish are also scaleless, and some are protected instead by 'armour' consisting of bony plates. The variety of size and form of catfish means there is a species to suit almost any aquarium setup.

Catfish
Synodontis multipunctatus

Ancistrus sp. Bristle-nosed catfish
Bunocephalus amaurus Bi-coloured banjo
Corydoras adolfoi Adolfo's cory
Corydoras aeneus Bronze/Albino cory
Corydoras paleatus Peppered cory
Corydoras panda Panda cory
Corydoras trilineatus Three-line cory
Hexanematichthys (Arius) seemanni Shark catfish
Hypancistrus zebra Zebra pleco, L046
Kryptopterus bicirrhis Glass catfish
Leiarius pictus Sailfin marbled catfish
Otocinclus affinis Dwarf/Golden otocinclus
Otocinclus vittatus Otocinclus
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus Red-tailed catfish
Pimelodus pictus Pictus catfish
Pterygoplichthys spp. Common pleco
Synodontis decorus Clown Synodontis
Synodontis multipunctatus Cuckoo Synodontis
Synodontis waterloti Waterlot's Synodontis

 

 

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