|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Dianema urostriatum (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1912)|
|Common Names||Flag Tail Porthole Catfish
Flag Tail Hoplo, Flagtail Catfish, Halestribet Pansermalle (Denmark), Schwielenwels (Germany)
|Type Locality||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||die ah NEE mah - you row stree at ah|
|Etymology||Dianema: From the Greek di-, meaning two and nema, meaning filament; in reference to the long maxillary barbels.|
- Shane's World Reproduction Notes on a spawning of Dianema urostriata
|Size||125mm or 4.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Horizontal black / white alternating stripes on tail fin, the only other member of the genus has a clear caudal fin and is generally smaller.|
|Sexing||Females are more heavily bodied than males.|
|Distribution||Brazilian rivers, creeks and pools.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 8.0|
|Temperature||25.0-28.0°C or 77-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Somewhat fussy, this fish should be acclimatized in slightly soft water, pH around 6.0 - 6.5. One settled is much more accommodating.|
|Feeding||Will take a variety of prepared foods, flake and frozen, for maintenance.|
|Furniture||Caves (rock or pipe), plants are often used as resting places in mid-water.|
|Compatibility||Very docile fish, mid-water swimmer; an ideal larger catfish for the community aquarium.|
|Breeding||Possible. Must feed live foods and run through dry season / wet season cycle. Eggs attached to floating cover, placed in circular grouping similar to Corys with similarly sized eggs. No bubble nest was present at time of spawning.|
|Breeding Reports||There is but a single breeding report, read it here.|
|References||Matto-Grosso Annexo no. 5 - pp15|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 16:05 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)|