Whiptail catfish


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Original source: originally posted to Flickr as Viola (Rineloricaria
Author: Cláudio Timm Permission (

Comments: There are a lot of species labeled whiptail catfish in the LFS and they are VERY hard to distinguish from one another. That is why I gave three Species/Genus names. These are the names you will see them under most commonly. More

many varieties of whiptail catfish fall in the "interesting looking" category. These are flattened, very slim, armored catfish from South America. The top caudal fin ray grows into a long whip-like filament that gives them their common name. More

The Whiptail Catfish is a sucker mouth catfish. The male's first dorsal fin is long and it has facial "whiskers". The female does not have "whiskers" and the dorsal fin is a little shorter. More

Amazon whiptail catfish ( common name ) let's test your knowledge! Farlowella amazonum ( fish name )slovensky , français Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 20 - 24 cm ( More

The whiptail catfish has a sucking mouth and an armoured body. Some species of whiptail catfish have spines on their fins. Reproduction The female lays her eggs on the underside of rocks or on stems. More

Common whiptail catfish picture 1 Common whiptail catfish picture 2 Common whiptail catfish picture 3 Similar fish profiles in our database: * Brachygobius doriae - Goldenbanded goby * Neolamprologus bifasciatus - N/A More

The Giant Whiptail Catfish is a unique South American algae eater. It's dark brown on light brown coloration and flattened body camoflages it perfectly to driftwood. Native to strong river currents in Central and South America, this fish can grow to 7.5 inches. More

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Loricariidae
Genus : Farlowella
Species : Farlowella acus
Authority : Kner, 1853