SCIENTIFIC NAME / FAMILY / GENDER
Megalechis Thoracata, Callichthyidae
Spotted Hoplo, Hoplos Tigre
South America: Amazon Basin, Orinoco and Alto Paraguay, as well as coastal rivers of the Guianas and northern Brazil
Color: The main body color is brown. In the young it is lighter, in the adult fish it darkens. Small dark spots of irregular shape are scattered all over the body. The abdomen is almost white. There is an albino form with a milky color and dark spots on the body. Size: 12cm
A sexually mature male exhibits a thickened first pectoral ray ranging from orange / brown to scarlet in color.
IDEAL CONDITIONS WATER HABITAT
||6.0 – 8.0
||‘5th – 20th
||22 ° – 26 ° C
ETHOLOGY OF FISH
Thoracatums are peace-loving catfish, they get along well with the vast majority of decorative aquarium fish. In the natural habitat, the fish prefers twilight, but in aquarium conditions, it is active at any time of the day.