5cm - 6cm
6.5 - 7.5
Discover the enchanting Royal Farlowella Whiptails, an exquisite addition to your aquarium. With their unique appearance and graceful movements, the Royal Farlowella Whiptails bring an element of elegance and intrigue to your underwater world. These fascinating catfish, also known as Twig Catfish or Royal Whiptails, feature a slender body and long, delicate filaments. Order now and introduce the captivating Royal Farlowella Whiptails to your tank, adding a touch of beauty and charm.
The Royal Farlowella Whiptails, also referred to as Twig Catfish or Royal Whiptails, are remarkable and visually captivating catfish species that bring a unique touch of beauty and charm to any aquarium. Here's everything you need to know about caring for and keeping the Royal Farlowella Whiptails in your tank:
- Slender Body: The Royal Farlowella Whiptails have a slender body, allowing them to effortlessly maneuver through plants and decorations in your aquarium.
- Delicate Filaments: One of the distinctive features of this species is their long and delicate filaments, which extend from their snout and resemble twigs or branches.
- Size: The Royal Farlowella Whiptails reach an average size of 5-6 cm (2-2.4 inches) when fully mature, making them suitable for small to medium-sized aquariums.
- Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 72°F and 79°F (22°C-26°C) to provide optimal conditions for the Royal Farlowella Whiptails.
- pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 to create a suitable environment.
- Water Hardness: These whiptails prefer moderately soft to moderately hard water, with a dH range of 4 to 12.
- Filtration: Use efficient filtration to maintain excellent water quality and ensure proper oxygenation.
- Ample Oxygenation: Good water circulation and the addition of airstones or a sponge filter are beneficial for their well-being.
- Tank Size: The Royal Farlowella Whiptails require a tank with a minimum capacity of 20 gallons to accommodate their adult size and provide ample swimming space.
- Substrate: Use sand or fine gravel as the substrate, allowing the whiptails to bury themselves partially and feel secure.
- Hiding Places: Provide caves, driftwood, and plants to create hiding spots and territories for the Royal Farlowella Whiptails.
- Vegetation: Incorporate live or artificial plants to create a natural environment and provide cover.
- Peaceful Community Fish: The Royal Farlowella Whiptails are generally peaceful and can be kept with other community fish that are of similar size and temperament.
- Compatibility Considerations: Avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species that may stress or harm the Royal Farlowella Whiptails.
- Herbivorous Diet: The Royal Farlowella Whiptails are primarily herbivores and require a diet rich in plant matter.
- Algae-Based Foods: Offer high-quality algae wafers or pellets specifically formulated for herbivorous fish as the main staple.
- Supplement with Vegetables: Provide blanched vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, and spinach to supplement their diet.
- Water Parameters: Regularly test the water parameters to ensure they remain within the suitable range for the Royal Farlowella Whiptails.
- Partial Water Changes: Perform regular partial water changes of around 25% every 1-2 weeks to maintain optimal water quality.
- Tank Maintenance: Clean the tank and remove any uneaten food or debris to prevent water quality issues.
- Monitoring Health: Observe the Royal Farlowella Whiptails for any signs of disease, stress, or abnormalities.
Bring home the captivating Royal Farlowella Whiptails today and marvel at their elegance and graceful movements in your aquarium.