Catfish-the pygmies (pygmaeus Corydoras, Catfish black) – tiny members of the family kellytoy kgs.
The natural habitat of the tributaries of the Amazon river. Hold usually silted, slow-flowing and stagnant waters.
The appearance and behavior. The name catfish was due to its small size (not more than 3 cm in females, 2.5 cm – males). The body elongated, sides covered with bony plates. Color – greenish-gray, breast and belly are whitish and shiny. Along the body is a black band running to the caudal fin base and terminating in a spot. The fins are transparent. On the upper and lower jaws there are 2 pairs of antennae. Females are larger and broader than males.
Catfish-the pygmies – fish schooling. Live in benthonic layer of water. Curious and agile, but can be virtually invisible in the aquarium. Their favorite activity is to dig in the soil or hide during the days and rest on the leaves and the grass. Occasionally there may appear a flock in the water column. Continue reading