Dianema Urostriatum (Flagtail Catfish) Care Sheet

Dianema UrostriatumProfile and Description
SizeUp to 4 inches or 10 cm
OriginSouth America – Amazon river basin
Natural habitatSlower flowing parts of streams and rivers, also in pools and lakes
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature73.5 – 84 ºF or 23 - 29 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness5 - 20 dH
StrataMostly bottom
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumFour or more, more is better
Minimum tank size20 gallons or 75 liters for every group of four fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withEasily compatible with all peaceful fish species even smaller species
SexesMature females have fuller bodies than males
FoodOmnivorous – sinking flake food and pellets supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Breeding temperature73.5 – 79 °F or 23- 26 °C
Other namesStripe Tailed Catfish
Scientific nameDianema urostriatum
Other Scientific namesNone
LifespanUp to 8 years

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