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Whiptail (Chocolate-colored) Catfish

Family: Loricariidae
Species: Rineloricaria lanceolata
Common Name: Whiptail (Chocolate-colored) Catfish
Size: Up to 3.75 inches (9.5 cm)
Habitat: South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Min Tank Size: At least 30 gallons.
Diet: Omnivorous, will readily accept sinking pellets,catfish pellets,frozen brine shrimp and flake.
Behavior: Peaceful and sociable.
Water: Temperature of 77°F to 82°F (25°-28° C) , pH range: 6.0 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19
Care: Easy.
Communities: Good, can be kept with all but the most aggressive species.
Suitability: Good for all.

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