This kind was called Platydoras costatus by mistake until the time when in a group of scientists classified and divided two similar fish kinds: Platydoras costatus and Platydoras armatulus. Fish species with a restricted habitat that includes couple of rivers in the Eastern part of South America are called Platydoras costatus. As for Platydoras armatulus, it is spread over the whole territory of South America and it dwells in basins of Amazon and Orinoco rivers.
Mature females larger and more fuller bodied compared to the males. Compatibility Community of medium sized fish only. Lighting Further Information Care The Chocolate Talking Catfish is a secretive species known from the calm waters of tropical swamps and mangroves, where it remains hidden under roots, rocks, and plant thickets during the day. Active by night, the Chocolate Talking Catfish emerges to feed by digging through the sediment, consuming various organic debris, insect larvae, and small benthic invertebrates.
Habitat Slow-moving and standing waters including tributaries, creeks and swamps. Maximum Standard Length 9. Provide plenty of hiding places in the form of clay flowerpots, lengths of plastic piping, tangles of driftwood etc. If you want to see it more often, consider installing a red light above the tank.