Porthole Catfish is a variety of freshwater fish that comes from the Callichthyinae family. These fish breeds are native to inland waters in South America, and they are largely found in the Amazon River basin in Peru and Brazil. They are chiefly found in slow stirring streams, floodplain lakes, rivers and ponds. So, these fish breeds prefer well-planted aquariums with debris and an abundance of cover. Grimy or superior spherical substrate is perfect for them. These fish breeds prefer water conditions with the temperature, ranging from 75 Degree Fahrenheit to 82 Degree Fahrenheit.
The Porthole Catfish will grow to a maximum length of 3.2 inches, with a black or tan colored body. These fish breeds are a nonviolent variety and easy-to-maintain beauty for the Amazon community aquarium. A line of dark marks, run along the lateral line of the body of the fish, looking like portholes on a boat. The body of these fish breeds is shiny, featuring an elongated-sloping head with distinct barbells projecting from their mouth.
Male Porthole Catfish can be distinguished from female breeds by slightly broader rays of the pectoral fins. Mature female breeds appear with a rounder body than male breeds.
The Porthole Catfish is a passive bottom-dweller that makes an immense tank buddy for associate Amazonian community fish, as well as peaceful cichlids, tetras, corydoras, and other fish varieties. This fish variety is rather kept in shoals, ranging from 3 to 6 fish to truly understand their natural behavior. It is less appropriate for a community of much bigger or violent fish varieties, owing to its introverted, retiring temperament. It is entirely nonviolent towards specific fish varieties.
Usually, Porthole Catfish breeds are omnivores and they feed on a diversity of foods, as well as sinking pellets and little freeze-dehydrated and frozen foods, such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.
The average lifespan of the Porthole Catfish breed is more than 10 years.