|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Agamyxis pectinifrons (Cope, 1870)|
|Common Names||Spotted Talking Catfish
Kammdornwels (Germany), Plettet Tornmalle (Denmark), Spotted Raphael Catfish
|Type Locality||Pebas, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||peck TIN ee frons|
|Etymology||Agamyxis: From the Greek agan, meaning much, and myxa, meaning mucus; in reference to the mucus produced by the fish.|
- CotM 1997 April
|Size||150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The light coloured spots that make this fish so attractive range from brilliant white to pale yellow in different batches of imports.|
|Distribution||Widespread throughout the Amazon basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.5|
|Temperature||20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Will eat any food that reaches it. Bloodworm and sinking catfish tablets are best as they can be ''aimed'' at the fishes daytime hide-out.|
|Furniture||Needs a dark refuge, but smaller individuals will spend the day in dense vegetation just as happily.|
|Compatibility||A perfect community fish|
|Suggested Tankmates||Ideal first catfish for a budding aquarist as well as a good "worker" catfish for all levels of community tanks|
|Breeding||Some details, although sketchy. Seems to be a bubble nest builder or at least lay its eggs on floating vegetation at the water surface.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proc. Am. Philos. Soc.v. 11 - pp568|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 12:59 (species record created: 2001 Apr 28 00:00)|