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Scientific NameFarlowella amazonum  (Günther, 1864)
Common NameTwig Catfish
Type LocalityAmazon River at Santarém, Pará State, Brazil.
Synonym(s)Acestra amazonum, Acestra gladiolus, Farlowella amazona, Farlowella carinata, Farlowella gladiolus, Farlowella oliveirae, Farlowella paranaense, Farlowella pleurotaenia, Farlowella pseudogladiolus
Pronunciationfar LOW ella - ah mah zon ah
EtymologyNamed after W. G. Farlow, from Harvard University. Named for the Amazon River where this species was found.
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Size 225mm or 8.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General RemarksSometimes seen under the misspelling Farlowella amazona.
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DistributionSouth America: Amazon, Tocantins, and La Plata River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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Temperature23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Suggested TankmatesSmall Tetras or Rasboras are suitably mannered - perhaps hatchetfish are best. Avoid fast or "nippy" fishes such as Danios or Barbs. Will do well with Corydoras catfish, but larger catfish or cichlids are to be avoided.
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ReferencesCat. Fishes v. 5 261
Registered Keepers(1) Daragh (k: 2), (2) Majolica, (3) Heriberto.gj.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2012 Jul 30 15:50 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)