Marbled Calico Bristlenose Catfish 3cm - Locally Bred

Marbled Calico Bristlenose Catfish 3cm - Locally Bred

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Marbled Calico Bristlenose Catfish 3cm - Locally Bred

Introducing the Marbled Calico Bristlenose Catfish, a captivating locally bred fish with a length of 3cm. This exquisite fish is an ideal choice to enhance the beauty of your aquarium.

Features

  • Unique Appearance: Stunning marbled calico pattern and beautiful fins
  • Compact Size: Perfect for smaller aquariums
  • Peaceful Temperament: Suitable for community tanks
  • Efficient Algae Eater: Contributes to a clean and balanced ecosystem

Tank Mates

Consider these 10 tank mates for the Marbled Calico Bristlenose Catfish:

  • Zebra Danio
  • Honey Gourami
  • Kribensis Cichlid
  • Pearl Gourami
  • Bamboo Shrimp
  • Peacock Gudgeon
  • Cardinal Tetra
  • Rainbow Shark
  • Electric Blue Ram
  • Sparkling Gourami

Feeding Instructions

To ensure the health of your Marbled Calico Bristlenose Catfish, follow these feeding guidelines:

  • Offer high-quality algae wafers as a staple diet
  • Occasional treats like shrimp snow or freeze-dried bloodworms
  • Feed small portions once or twice daily, avoiding overfeeding

Tank Setup

Set up an ideal habitat for your catfish with these essential tank elements:

  • Reliable aquarium heater for maintaining correct water temperature
  • Appropriate aquarium lighting to support plant growth and natural behavior
  • Quality aquarium substrate for a natural look and to support plant growth

Decors

Consider these 5 decors for your Marbled Calico Bristlenose Catfish:

  • Aquarium Wood
  • Live Aquarium Plants
Q: How much is postage cost?
A: All dry goods are $8.95 flat, $11.95 Express for plants  and live stock are $20 express postage flat. Free Posage over $150.

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

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Peter

Beautiful quality fish highly
recommended.

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Erin

Arrived dead and smelling. Still trying to get refund after sending videos 6 weeks ago

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Sharon Murray (Lake Munmorah, AU)
Marbled calico bristlenose

Nice healthy little fish, come quickly and are still doing great 2 weeks later, would buy again :)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
67%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
33%
(1)
P
Peter

Beautiful quality fish highly
recommended.

E
Erin

Arrived dead and smelling. Still trying to get refund after sending videos 6 weeks ago

S
Sharon Murray (Lake Munmorah, AU)
Marbled calico bristlenose

Nice healthy little fish, come quickly and are still doing great 2 weeks later, would buy again :)