Albino Catfish

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Description of the Albino Catfish

The Albino Catfish also known as the Albino Cory has a pale orange or pink body with red eyes. It has been specifically bred for the home aquarium from the Bronze Corydoras and is a member of theCallichthyidae family, better known as 'Armoured Catfish'.

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Popular Name: Albino Catfish
Species: Albino corydoras

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Albino Catfish

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

  • Size: Up to 7cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 6.0 to 8.0. Temp 25 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Flake or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Sociable fish, ideally place in groups of at least six

  • Habitat: Shallow Freshwater Lakes and Streams

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: South America

Scientific Classification of the Albino 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: Albino corydoras

  • Popular Name: Albino Cory - Albino Catfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Siluriformes

  • Family:Callichthyidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Albino 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! The female Albino Catfish is larger than the male.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Albino Catfish slimy?
Albino Catfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Albino 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 Albino Catfish have gills?
Gills enable the Albino 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 Albino 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 Albino Catfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

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

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

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

Interesting Facts and Information about Albino Catfish

Albino Catfish

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

  • Why do the Albino Catfish have gills?

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

  • Species: Albino corydoras

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