Common Bristlenose Catfish 3CM

Common Bristlenose Catfish 3CM - Locally Bred

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Common Bristlenose Catfish 3CM - Locally Bred

Meet the Common Bristlenose Catfish, a delightful locally bred fish measuring 3cm. This versatile and hardy species is an excellent choice for your aquarium.

Features of the Common Bristlenose Catfish:

  • Distinctive appearance with bristle-like growths on its head.
  • Compact size, making it suitable for various tank sizes.
  • Peaceful and community-friendly temperament.
  • Efficient algae eater, aiding in tank cleanliness.

10 Tank Mates for Common Bristlenose Catfish:

Feeding Instructions for Common Bristlenose Catfish:

Ensure the health and well-being of your Common Bristlenose Catfish with these feeding guidelines:

  • Offer a balanced diet consisting of algae wafers, shrimp snow, and freeze-dried bloodworms.
  • Feed small portions multiple times a day, ensuring they consume all the food within a few minutes.
  • Supplement their diet with fresh vegetables like zucchini or cucumber.

Tank Setup for Common Bristlenose Catfish:

Create an ideal habitat for your catfish with these essential tank setup components:

5 Decors for Common Bristlenose Catfish:

5 Plants Compatible with Common Bristlenose Catfish:

Preferred Water Parameters:

Maintain the following water conditions for your Common Bristlenose Catfish:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Hardness: 5-15 dGH

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A: All dry goods are $8.95 flat, $11.95 Express for plants  and live stock are $20 express postage flat. Free Posage over $179.

Q: Where do we ship ?
A: We ship Australia wide but Live stock are not shipped to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

Q: When will out of stock item be back?
A: Stock are updated every day. So you just have to come back to website to see if it is back in stock.

Q: Can I return the item back?
A: All dry stock can be returned back. Live goods are not refundable. Shipping cost will be deducted upon return of the item and also customer is responsible to send the item back.


We dont ship Live stock and plants to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

We do ship dry goods.
Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

Clean bucket or container large enough 
Airline tubing
Air pump (optional but recommended)
Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

Step 3: Start the drip

Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 5: Monitor the process

Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
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Hung

Very cute and active little creature 10/10 would buy more of them

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Zak Hunter (Port Macquarie, AU)
Absolutely gorgeous fish

Quality is next to none !
Price is great !
5/5

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Zak Hunter (Port Macquarie, AU)
Beautiful

Healthy happy pleco probably best I’ve seen in a long time !!

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Steven

Packed well and healthy ordered on Saturday night received them Tuesday morning

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Ian (Sydney, AU)
Super Happy

These a beautifully healthy fish. They settled well, look fabulous, just great additions to my tank.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
89%
(31)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
9%
(3)
H
Hung

Very cute and active little creature 10/10 would buy more of them

Z
Zak Hunter (Port Macquarie, AU)
Absolutely gorgeous fish

Quality is next to none !
Price is great !
5/5

Z
Zak Hunter (Port Macquarie, AU)
Beautiful

Healthy happy pleco probably best I’ve seen in a long time !!

S
Steven

Packed well and healthy ordered on Saturday night received them Tuesday morning

I
Ian (Sydney, AU)
Super Happy

These a beautifully healthy fish. They settled well, look fabulous, just great additions to my tank.