Atipa (Hoplosternum littorale)

Also known as Amazonian Catfish, Armored Catfishes, Atipa Bosco, Brown Hoplo, South American Catfish

Description

Also known as Amazonian Catfish, Armored Catfishes, Atipa Bosco, Brown Hoplo, South American Catfish.

Found in schools over quiet, shallow areas over soft bottoms of stagnant drainage ditches, rivers, streams and swamps.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, insects and detritus.
An invasive catfish first found in Florida in 1995!
Length - 26cm
Depth - 1-?m
Widespread South America

A freshwater fish often seen in the aquarium trade.
These fish are able to breathe air intestinally and takes air 1 to 45 times per hour Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Hoplosternum-littorale.html

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