Long Nose Whiptail Catfish
Long Nosed Whiptail is a slender algae eater catfish. Native to Paraguay, it has a longer nose than other Sturisoma species. Can grow to 20-25cm, but is very peaceful
Sturisoma are close relatives of the Farlowella twig catfishes, and, like that group, will spend much of their time clinging to any driftwood or leaves that are present; however, unlike that group, they tend to be more active during the day. Algae forms the basis of the natural diet, which can be supplemented with algal wafers, zucchini, and lettuce.
Whiptail catfishes are peaceful among themselves and can be kept in groups. Males possess bristly odontodes on their head and pectoral fins. Captive breeding is simple enough, with eggs typically laid on smooth surfaces, often the sides of the aquarium itself. Recently hatched juveniles are said to be fairly inept at searching out food and may not fare well without heavy feeding or lush algae growth present.
- Species – Sturisoma Barbatum
- Common Name -Long Nose Whiptail
- Origin – South America
- Diet – omnivore
- PH Range – 6.8 – 7.6
- Temperature – Tropical 23°c – 26°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Maximum Size – approximately 25cm
- Sex – Un-sexed