Centromochlus perugiae
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Centromochlus perugiae

Common Names: Honeycomb Tatia
Oil woodcatfish
Synonyms: Tatia perugiae
Tatia reticularis
Family: Auchenipteridae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: America - South; America - South
Main Ecosystem: River; It wedges itself in small openings of wood and stone facing fast, turbulent waters.
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful, but will eat small fry.
Diet: Carnivore; Though an insectivore by nature, it can learn to accept prepared foods. Anything that bears even a remote resemblance to a midge fly larvae will be eaten.
Care: This fish is undemanding in nearly all respects. Sharp edges should be avoided, as they are  e to bumping into edges during feeding frenzies--which is a sufficient word to describe the manner in which they eat.
6 - 8
25°C - 28°C
77°F - 82°F
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 8cm (3.1")
Water Region: All; 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.
Activity: Nocturnal; 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.
Gender: Females are noticeably plumper and somewhat larger.
Breeding: 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.
Comments: Are  e to startling tankmates at feeding time or during nightime hours.
Main Colours: Yellow, Black
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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