Farlowella Catfish - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Farlowella Catfish

Country of Origin: 🇨🇴Colombia
Regular price $10.00
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Farlowella Catfish for Sale

The Farlowella Catfish (Farlowella acus) otherwise known as the Twig fish, is a freshwater fish of the family Loricariidae. These species originate from the lakes and rivers of South America. They make a wonderful addition to any freshwater, peaceful aquarium due to their striking appearance and algae-eating characteristics.


A 50-gallon tank is recommended for the twig fish since they can reach a maximum length of up to 6 inches when fully mature. This will allow them to have plenty of space to roam and makes it a bit easier to maintain their required water parameters.


Water temperature in the tank should be kept at 73-79°F and the pH range at 6.5 to 7.5. A soft sand substrate should be included in the tank to allow the fish to explore the bottom of the tank without getting cut. 

Rocks, driftwood, and plants should also be added to the aquarium to provide ample hiding places for these fish and to diffuse the light entering the tank.

The twig fish is a peaceful fish and will get along with other fish species of the same size and temperament. Though they don’t necessarily shoal, they enjoy being around their own kind and can be kept in large groups.

These fish can live up to ten years in a properly maintained aquarium.

Feeds

The Farlowella Catfish are mainly herbivorous and very easy to feed since they are not choosey eaters and will tend to eat just about anything. In the wild, they feed on algae and biofilm found on the surface of wood and plants.

In a home aquarium, they should be fed a mixture of sinking plant-based pellets such as Algae Wafers from Hikari and vegetables such as spinach, zucchini, and cucumber.

Tankmates

The Farlowella Catfish is a very mellow and non-aggressive fish and will get along with most other fish species. A community tank is possible but with the ideal tankmates.

The most compatible tankmates for the Farlowella Catfish include:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Farlowella Catfish aggressive?

The Farlowella catfish is a very peaceful fish and will get along with most other fish.


What fish can be kept with the Farlowella Catfish?

The Farlowella catfish being non-aggressive makes it a very ideal tankmate for most other fish but it could be hazardous if the wrong tankmates are chosen.


Most ideal tankmates for the Farlowella Catfish include Neon tetras, Cory catfish, Danios, Flame tetras, and Rummy nose tetras.


What does the Farlowella Catfish eat?

The Farlowella Catfish eats a varied diet of food. They are not choosey when it comes to feeding and will enjoy most of the foods you offer.


Sinking pellets, high-quality flake food, and algae wafers should be a suitable diet for the Farlowella Catfish.

 

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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