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Keeping and breeding striped catfish plateidoras

Different catfish have long become familiar inhabitants of aquariums. They differ in original colors and sounds. Platidoras striped – one of the most popular representatives of the species.

He is very hardy and undemanding to the conditions of detention. It has a peaceful nature and therefore is compatible with many species of fish.

His curious temper makes the catfish a wonderful subject for observation.

Platydoras striped very hardy and undemanding to the conditions of detention

The striped catfish platydoras (platydoras costatus) lives in the waters of South America. It belongs to the armored family, therefore its body is covered with rigid plates. On each side grow sharp thorns.

On the head are two dark mustaches.

Under natural conditions, individuals grow up to 20 cm. In an aquarium, their size does not exceed 15 cm.

Notable coloring fish: light and dark streaks stretch from head to tail. The pattern loses its expression with age.

The shape of the body is elongated, cylindrical. The stomach is flat.

The name platydoras comes from two words: “platys” is smooth and “doras” is skin. Representatives of this species can often be confused with the long-nosed catfish. Distinctive features:

  • the length of the muzzle is longer for the long-nosed catfish;
  • adipose fin – in Platydoras it is not so elongated;
  • the color – in the long-nosed catfish it is more spotted.

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Individuals live in captivity up to 12 years. Females are slightly larger and thicker than males.

Singing catfish Platydoras got his nickname for his ability to rub his pectoral fins on the grooves on his body. The result is chirping sounds.

Striped aquarium catfish are growing rapidly, and therefore they need to choose a tank with a volume of about 150 liters. This species leads a near-bottom lifestyle., therefore, he needs large areas for swimming. It is better to give preference to rectangular aquarium with a lid.

This solution allows you to grow a large number of plants.

Water temperature should not exceed + 27 ° С and be lower than + 22 ° С. Acidity 5−7 pH.

The ideal medium would be neutral without salts. In Russia, almost all striped catfish are grown by local aquarists.

Such individuals are more adapted to local water. They calmly tolerate short-term supercooling and other parameter fluctuations.

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Be sure to install the filter. It will allow to create small bottom currents.

Some water changes every week. Fine sand or round pebbles will be suitable as soil.

Be sure to set different snags and plants. They dim the lights and provide an opportunity to hide under them.

Platidoras striatum has good compatibility with large and medium fish. Because of thick armor and spikes, predator attacks are not terrible to them. Some inhabitants of the aquarium also love shelters, and because of this, there may be conflicts with catfish, so you need to provide the houses of all the fish.

Well coexist with cichlids, scalars, goldfish and gourami.

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Proper maintenance and maintenance of plateidoras affects its lifespan. In nature, individuals of this species eat crustaceans and mollusks. In the conditions of the aquarium, they are ready to eat everything.

They pick up food from the bottom, so it’s better to give them granules or tablets. Due to lack of appetite control, catfish are prone to obesity, so you need to monitor the size of their abdomen.

If it is very inflated, then it’s time to give your pet starve a couple of days.

Platydorasy pick up food from the bottom, so they are better to give granules or tablets

Feed must be high in protein. Suitable:

You can use frozen food. Be sure to add vegetable food in a small amount. These are spinach, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce and seaweed.

Since catfish is nocturnal, then it should be fed in the evening. The fish will tear the soil through the nose, and this will improve soil aeration.

Adults are fed three times a week.

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Reproduction of soms at home is difficult. It is a spawning fish, and it is difficult to stimulate it.

For this purpose, use special hormonal drugs. A couple of catfish are deposited in a separate aquarium.
Aquarist may notice the mating game of fish. The male will swim over the female and try to touch her pectoral fin.

At the same time you can hear the male singing.

To stimulate reproduction of platidoros, special hormonal preparations are used.

The nest is built from plants, or the female digs holes in the ground. Be sure to put in the aquarium fishing line or nylon thread.

Caviar will be attached to it. After fertilization, the parental pair is deposited.

Fry appear after three days. They can swim only on the fifth day of life. They grow slowly.

They are offered small pieces of protein feed. Artemia will do.

It is crushed and mixed with mashed green peas. The resulting paste is given once a day in a small amount.

With the growth of fry live food is added. It is important not to give it in large quantities, as it will cause upset digestive tract in young fish.

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