Hara filamentosa AKA Salween Rock Catfish, Erethistes Filamentosus (Hara filamentosus)
Hara filamentosa AKA Salween Rock Catfish, Erethistes Filamentosus (Hara filamentosus)
Hara filamentosa AKA Salween Rock Catfish, Erethistes Filamentosus (Hara filamentosus)
Hara filamentosa AKA Salween Rock Catfish, Erethistes Filamentosus (Hara filamentosus)

Hara filamentosa AKA Salween Rock Catfish, Erethistes Filamentosus (Hara filamentosus)

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Salween Rock Catfish (Hara filamentosa)

Introducing the captivating Salween Rock Catfish, also known as Hara filamentosa or Erethistes Filamentosus , a distinguished addition to any aquarium setup. With its unique appearance and fascinating behavior, this species is sure to captivate the hearts of fish enthusiasts.

Originating from the Salween River basin in Southeast Asia, the Salween Rock Catfish boasts a striking appearance characterized by its slender body and elongated filamentous extensions trailing from its fins. These features, coupled with its intricate patterning, evoke the rugged beauty of its natural habitat.

As a peaceful and solitary species, the Salween Rock Catfish prefers to dwell among rocky substrates and dense vegetation, mimicking the environment of its native river. It is a nocturnal hunter, emerging under the cover of darkness to forage for small invertebrates and organic matter.

To ensure the well-being of this remarkable catfish, provide a tank with ample hiding spots and gentle water flow. Enhance its habitat with botanicals to replicate the natural ecosystem, and utilize aquascaping techniques to create a visually appealing environment. A diet rich in live and frozen meaty foods will cater to its predatory instincts, supplemented by high-quality dry foods for balanced nutrition.

What We Like About This Fish:

  • Unique Appearance: The Salween Rock Catfish boasts a distinctive appearance with elongated filamentous extensions, adding a captivating touch to any aquariumscape.

  • Peaceful Demeanor: With its calm and peaceful nature, this catfish is an excellent addition to community aquariums, coexisting harmoniously with a variety of tank mates.

  • Nocturnal Hunter: As a nocturnal species, the Salween Rock Catfish exhibits fascinating hunting behavior during the night, contributing to the dynamic and natural dynamics of the aquarium ecosystem.

  • Indigenous Origins: Originating from the Salween River basin in Southeast Asia, this catfish brings a piece of the exotic and diverse aquatic environments of its native habitat to your aquarium.

Tank Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 25°C) to ensure optimal comfort and health for the Salween Rock Catfish.

  • pH: Keep the pH level between 6.5 and 7.5 to replicate the natural water conditions of its native habitat.

  • Hardness: This catfish thrives in soft to moderately hard water conditions. Ensure the water hardness falls within suitable parameters to support the well-being of the species.

Care Guidelines:

  • Diet: The Salween Rock Catfish is predominantly carnivorous. Offer a varied diet consisting of live and frozen meaty foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small crustaceans. Supplement its diet with high-quality dry foods to ensure balanced nutrition.

  • Social Behavior: This species is solitary by nature. Provide ample hiding spots such as caves, rocks, and driftwood to create territories and reduce stress. Choose tank mates that are peaceful and compatible with its predatory instincts.

  • Botanicals: Enhance the aquarium environment with botanicals to replicate the natural habitat of the Salween Rock Catfish. Items such as Indian almond leaves, driftwood, and dried leaves not only mimic its native ecosystem but also provide additional benefits such as natural tannins and biofilm for foraging.

  • Aquascaping: Utilize aquascaping techniques to recreate the rocky substrates and dense vegetation found in the Salween River basin. Incorporate rocks, caves, and plants such as Anubias and Java Fern to create a visually appealing environment that promotes natural behavior.

  • Origin: The Salween Rock Catfish originates from the Salween River basin in Southeast Asia, where it inhabits rocky streams and rivers with moderate to fast-flowing water.

  • Adult Size: This species can reach sizes of up to 4 inches (10 cm) in length, so ensure adequate space in the aquarium to accommodate its growth.

  • Average Purchase Size: The Salween Rock Catfish is typically sold at sizes ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 inches, making it suitable for both small and larger aquarium setups.

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For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

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