Giant moth catfish - Erethistes pusillus
Scientific name: Erethistes pusillus
Common name: Giant moth catfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 8 cm (2.36 - 3.15 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 13°N (71.43 - 232.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 24 °C (69.8 - 75.2°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
After Giant moth catfishhave settled in the tank for a few weeks, they may accept quality flake or pellets but not always. They will readily accept live or frozen foods, particularly blood worms and white worms.
Asia; Giant moth catfish are to be found in the waterways of India and Burma.
There are no visible differences between the sexes
As of yet there are no reports of Giant moth catfish breeding in the aquarium but it is believed that in the wild they are egg scatterers.
The expected life span for Erethistes pusillus is 5+ years.
Erethistes pusillus are a peaceful species and cannot compete for food with more boisterous species. They require well oxygenated water with a medium flow and subdued lighting will make them feel more at ease. The water needs to be very clean and of the highest quality or they will shed their skin on a regular basis.
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