C. macropterus, doing laps of the aquarium in expectation of food. Species description. The genus Calophysus belongs to the large family of the Pimelodidae. Wolfgang in his article likened Calophysus macropterus to any shark species in the way it moves in the water and its eating habits. The common name of the.
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The keeping of a certain fish species binds one in such a way that one turns to it again after macroptwrus years of occupation with other ornamental fish. When reasonable planning even socialization is possible.
About five years old, specimen of 45 cm in length and a weight of over 1 kg, resting on its favourite place.
Wolfgang calophysks that they can be kept with congeners, better with two or three and introduced together in the Aquarium as youngsters. Some aquarists know this phenomenon: Species description The genus Calophysus belongs to the large family of the Pimelodidae and is monotypical, consists only of the one species.
Your internet guide to all things catfish. In all other respects associated fish are to be selected carefully. Since it is no ambush predator but a more active species, tanks that are to be used should, if at all possible, be not less than two meters in length and a minimum depth of 70, or better, 80 centimetres. Retrieved from ” https: In nature predominantly with entrance of dawn they are active.
Dalophysus can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Large wing, referring to the fins. If you found this page helpful you can help keep ScotCat running by making a small donation, Thanks. As soon as the keeper approaches the aquarium, C.
Your internet guide to all things catfish. Disputes among themselves are to be observed rather rarely. For this purpose one lets them grow up together, best with two or three young animals. And with it socialization is also possible.
Every now and then they do some rounds together and then push themselves mutually together. Calophysus macropterus also known as the PiracatingaVulture Catfishor Zamurito is a species of catfish order Siluriformes of the monotypic genus Calophysus of the family Pimelodidae.
Besides this, it is durable, and with good filtering a temperature of around 24 degrees Celsius and otherwise “normal” water parameters, it is easily kept. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Possibly the social behaviour shown here is already conditioned as sex specific. In the rear of the aquarium, well secured stone structures or durable solitary plants should be present and roots or large stones as resting places, then a hiding place, into which the animal can retire itself completely, is not necessary.
There has been calls to place this catfish in its own family but at the moment it is classed in the Pimelodidae.
They are predatory catfish with fast growth, but although somewhat dependent on the aquarium size too, 10 to macropterua centimetres long specimens grow more than the double of there own length in the first year of there keeping.
Amazon and Orinoco River basins. This species is monotypic only species in the genus and as such the fins are different and there are differences calopnysus the teeth structure and a reduction in the swim bladder to other members of the Pimelodidae family.
Dorsal fin is defined as the medial fin on top of back. Such losses are the reason this species has suffered such a reputation, however they can be avoided in the tank if sufficient food is always given, but understanding automatically that this happens with the keeping of predatory calophysuw.
Caudal fin is defined as the tail fin.
The catfish species described here we already had kept in the middle of the s, and after approximately two decades we returned to it again to its keeping, whereby the procurement of one specimen brought us together and led to an active exchange of experiences. At this sight of this visitors automatically draw parallels to the swimming movements with sharks, particularly if C. Attracted by the smell and the death fight of the prey the possible species companions also take part, then the rest of the prey is fed by all in a true devour orgy.
An eye catcher in the big aquarium. Under aquaristic aspects this interesting catfish to this day is undervalued and could be more frequently seen in big home aquariums to convince astonished visitors of its attractiveness.