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 Achara Catfish Factoids

Origin

Amazon basin

Sexual Differences

Not discernible

Temperature

Typical tropical

Attitude

Excellent eater

Biggest Threat

Dirty water

Schedule

Prefers the night shift.  Eats days also.

Security

Likes a cave or secluded place

Size

24 inches possible

Foods

Not a picky eater

Water

Frequent water changes needed

Prologue:  Keeping achara catfish ain't rocket surgery.  The Factoid table pretty well covers it.  These pictures were taken over the last six years.  This page will not advance your knowledge of achara catfish, however, you will for sure know what they look like.  LA

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Not exactly the prettiest face in the pool.  Seems happy enough.

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Achara catfish in a four-inch pot.  They like caves.  They will really squinch into one.

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2.5-inch achara catfish.  Loves rosy reds.

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Turns out he also loves two-inch red-tail sharks.

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Couple three-inchers in a 10-gallon tank.  This guy looks hungry.  Still attractive.

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Three weeks later.

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Three weeks and one redtail shark later.  Will swallow small tank mates.

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3-inch achara catfih in a 2-inch flower pot.  He loves pellets of any size.

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Nightcrawlers are like dessert.

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But the third one's never as good as the first.  Acharas will gorge themselves.

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Not exactly on a hunger strike.  This is why they need frequent water changes.

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Seven-incher containing two goldfish and one nightcrawler.

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Same guy next morning.  They do not need three meals a day.

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Same achara cat as earlier, now at 4 inches.

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Eats very well.  Beautiful finnage.

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7-incher.  Attractive fish at any size.

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Smallest achara catfish I've ever seen.

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Dime for size.  Very hard to care for at this tender age.

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He's taken up residence in a 2-inch flower pot.  Growing a bit and getting stronger.

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Another achara kitten in a 2-inch flower pot.  Much stronger at this size.

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2-inch acara catfish.

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Same guy.

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Same achara catfish in a 2-inch flower pot after a tasty California blackworm snack.

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Same guy a month later.

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3-inch achara catfish.

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Same guy one month later.  He loves Hikari Massivore Delight.

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6-incher polishing off a nightcrawler.

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8-incher in a green bucket.

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Same guy.  New to tank and still nervous.

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Four-inch achara catfish.

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7-inch achara catfish.

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Under belly view.

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Achara after eating a goldfish.

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Happy achara catfish.

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Another happy achara catfish.

 

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