Royal Farlowella Catfish
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Click Here to See ImagesThe Royal Farlowella Catfish is a sucker mouth catfish that may also be referred to as the Panama Sturisoma. The male's first dorsal fin is long and it has facial "whiskers." The Farlowella Catfish comes from fast flowing rivers in South America.
A minimum of a 30-gallon tank is recommended to house this fish. Plants and rocks should be utilized but numerous hiding spaces are not required. The Royal Farlowella Cat requires high aeration with sufficient filtration.
- Scientific Name: Sturisomatichthys aureus
- Synonym(s): Sturistoma sp
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Water Conditions: 70-78° F, KH 8-10, pH 6.8-7.4
- Max. Size: 8"
- Color Form: Green, Yellow
- Diet: Herbivore
- Origin: South America
- Family: Loricariidae
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