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Farlowella hahni the Twig Catfish are native to Argentina and Paraguay
is a species of armored catfish of the family native to Argentina and Paraguay where it occurs in the middle Paran River basin. This species grows to a length of 20.1 centimetres (7.9 in) SL.
The species of Farlowella are fascinating animals. These sucker mouth catfishes look more alike small sticks than fishes! Currently 26 species are recognized as valid, which are spread all over South America. Sadly the determination of the species is often quite tricky. Four species of Farlowella are known from Paraguay, namely F. hahni, F. isbruckeri, F. jauruensis, and F. paraguayensis. Our recent importations are most likely F. hahni.
In any case the species is quite attractive. Females have a much more swollen belly than the males. Experienced aquarists have already bred a number of Farlowella species. The members of the genus are open spawners, the males defend the eggs. For Farlowella hahni a maximum length of more than 20 cm has been reported.
For our customers: the fish have code 253663 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.