Scientific name: Dasyloricaria filamentosa
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 17 - 20 cm (6.69 - 7.87 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 18°N (107.14 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 28 °C (75.2 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Dasyloricaria filamentosa will accept a varied diet. Catfish pellets, lettuce, cucumber and peas should provide the vegetable matter. Brine shrimp and blood worms should also be offered.
South America; Dasyloricaria filamentosa are to be found in the Magdalena River Basins.
Males tend to be slimmer than the females, their head shape will be broader and whiskers may develop on sexually mature males.
Dasyloricaria filamentosa are a difficult fish to breed, they require perfect water conditions. Piping or similar tubing should be added to the tank, these will act as spawning sites. The male will guard the eggs and once hatched, the fry should be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Dasyloricaria filamentosa is 15 years.
Although this fish is a good candidate for a community tank, it is very sensitive to water conditions. Hiding places should be provided by adding bogwood or rocks and a sand substrate should be used, these fish like to burrow.