Honeycomb Tatia

Other Honeycomb Tatia Names: Honeycomb Tatia, Oil woodcatfish

Honeycomb Tatia Scientific Name: Centromochlus perugiae, Tatia perugiae, Tatia reticularis

Honeycomb Tatia (Centromochlus perugiae))

Temperature Range: 76°F-82°F
pH Range: 6-8
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Auchenipteridae

Species Type: South American Catfish

Honeycomb Tatia Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Honeycomb Tatia Life Expectancy: 5 years

Honeycomb Tatia Habitat: South American rivers.

Honeycomb Tatia Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Honeycomb Tatia Temperament: Peaceful community fish.

Honeycomb Tatia Diet & Nutrition: Carvivorus - does best with sinking worms type foods such as tubifex worms.

Honeycomb Tatia Description: Though a bottom dwelling species, come dusk, they will traverse all strata of the water column--for such a non aerodynamic (or aquadynamic, if you will) body structure, they are surprisingly strong swimmers. When the tank lights go out, these fish seemingly spring to life. During daylight hours, it is possible to handle, and even remove individuals from the water without much resistance.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Community fish.

Honeycomb Tatia Breeding & Spawning: Achieved in much the same way as loricariids--heavy feeding, supplemented by a sharp decrease in temperature, followed by a a gradual increase in temp. An internally fertilizing catfish, the female should be isolated following breeding. This fish is a cave spawner.

Determining Honeycomb Tatia Sex: Females tend to be broader and longer than males.

Aquarium Region: Bottom but goes all over at night.

Honeycomb Tatia Diseases: None

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