Network Catfish

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Description of the Network Catfish

The Network Catfish is also known as the Cory. It is an ideal fish for beginners as it is easy to care for and relatively hardy. It is a peaceful fish and makes a great addition to a community tropical freshwater aquarium.

Popular Name: Network Catfish
Species: Corydoras reticulatus

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Network Catfish

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Profile of the Network Catfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Network Catfish species.

  • Size: Up to 6cm 

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 6.0 to 7.2. Temp: 22 to 26 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried Food, Frozen Brine Shrimp, Frozen Bloodworms

  • Temperament: Peaceful, keep several together

  • Habitat: Slow moving rivers, South America

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Amazon River, Brazil

Scientific Classification of the Network Catfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Corydoras reticulatus

  • Popular Name: Network Catfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Siluriformes

  • Family: Callichthyidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Network Catfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Network Catfish slimy?
Network Catfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Network Catfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Network Catfish have gills?
Gills enable the Network Catfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Network Catfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Network Catfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Network Catfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Network Catfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Network Catfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Network Catfish

Network Catfish

  • Interesting Information about Network Catfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Network Catfish slimy?

  • Why do the Network Catfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Network Catfish have fins?

  • Species: Corydoras reticulatus

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