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Centromochlus perugiae “Honeycomb Tatia Catfish”

$19.00

Centromochlus perugiae goes by at least a couple trade names, including the Oil Cat or Honeycomb Tatia Catfish. It is truly one of the more bizarre fish I’ve encountered in my time as an aquarist. While it’s nocturnal nature isn’t all that surprising, the fact that it’s actually a surface feeding catfish did somewhat throw me off. They’re generally considered to be a rather peaceful fish.  Learn more about them below:

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Centromochlus perugiae goes by at least a couple trade names, including the Oil Cat or Honeycomb Tatia Catfish. It is truly one of the more bizarre fish I’ve encountered in my time as an aquarist. While it’s nocturnal nature isn’t all that surprising, the fact that it’s actually a surface feeding catfish did somewhat throw me off. They’re generally considered to be a rather peaceful fish.

They remain hidden in the driftwood and Java Fern most of the time, but when food (particularly bloodworms) hits the water, you’ll get a wonderful, even if all too brief display. Note, they haven’t seemed interested in any dried food in my care, the exception being freeze dried bloodworms.

To make them even more interesting, this species practices internal fertilization…no it’s not quite a livebearing catfish, but the eggs are actually fertilized inside the female and then laid.  For more information on breeding this species, visit http://www.planetcatfish.com/shanesworld/shanesworld.php?article_id=23

These fish are sold as-is in terms of sexes, but if you have any requests, I will try to honor them, no guarantees.


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Scientific Name

Centromochlus perugiae

Geographic Location

South America

Wild-Caught

Size

Small, Juvenile

SeriouslyFish.com Link

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/centromochlus-perugiae/

FishBase Link

http://www.fishbase.org/summary/47713

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No


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