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Home > Leiarius marmoratus: Achara large beautiful catfish from Peru in stock

Leiarius marmoratus: Achara large beautiful catfish from Peru in stock

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Achara- Leiarius marmoratus photo Frank Schäfer
 
 
There are two species of catfish in South America that look like siblings: Leiarus marmoratus (called "Achara" by the natives) and Leiarius (formerly: Perrunichthys) perruno. Both species attain a length of about 60 cm, have the very same leopard pattern and the long, ringed whiskers. But there does exist an easily recognizable difference: Leiarius marmoratus has 10-11 rays in the dorsal fin, L. perruno only 8. The fish usually have the dorsal fin erected. So it is pretty easy to count the fin rays on a sharp photo.
 
Due to the attractive pattern and the peaceful nature of the fish (any tank mate that does not fit as food will be ignored), acharas are much sought for by enthusiasts that love big fish. However, they are only rarely available on the ornamental fish market. Currently we have a number of very charming youngsters from Peru in stock, which are 4-6 cm long.
For our customers: the fish have code 265201 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Available in limited numbers only!
 
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
Tiger shovelnose catfish 6-7

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Gulper catfish 5” in length - live tropical fish
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Devil catfish - goonch cat 6

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(3) 3-5" Black Lancer Catfish WILD Bagrichthys macracanthus Live Fresh Tropical
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Leiarius pictus - sailfin catfish 6-7

Leiarius pictus - sailfin catfish 6-7" in length live tropical fish
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Dorados catfish 3

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   $175.00
Family of (3) Red Tail Catfish 3-4

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tandanus catfish 10inch live fish

tandanus catfish 10inch live fish
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 Black high fin catfish size 5-6 inch live freshwater fish

Black high fin catfish size 5-6 inch live freshwater fish
   $350.00
Spotted  shovelnose catfish 7

Spotted shovelnose catfish 7" in length - live topical fish
   $149.99
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Tigrinus shovelnose catfish 4" in length -live tropical fish
   $259.99
Short body spotted  shovelnose catfish 7

Short body spotted shovelnose catfish 7" in length - live topical fish
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Family of (25) Veil Tail Angelfish 1.25

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Yellow xanthic catfish short body

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(10)Adult Bronze Corydorya Catfish (Live Fish) Tank Cleaning Fish! Adult size

(10)Adult Bronze Corydorya Catfish (Live Fish) Tank Cleaning Fish! Adult size
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Live Freshwater Fish- 2.5

Live Freshwater Fish- 2.5" Leopard Frog Pleco (L-134) - Suckermouth Catfish
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Live Freshwater Fish - 1

Live Freshwater Fish - 1" Zebra Pleco (L-046) - Suckermouth Catfish
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12"13" PLATINUM REDTAIL CATFISH LIVE AQUARIUM FISH
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Live Freshwater Fish - 12

Live Freshwater Fish - 12" Scarlet Cactus (L-025) - Suckermouth Catfish
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Achara photo Frank Schäfer
 
 
Leiarius perruno photo Frank Schäfer
 

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