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Horabagrus nigricollaris
Black collared catfish
breeding notes

BREEDING:

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This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

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Would Horabagrus nigricollaris be a good addition to a community tank?
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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Horabagrus nigricollaris ?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?
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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

In general, how difficult is Horabagrus nigricollaris to keep and breed?
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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Horabagrus nigricollaris ?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Neutral Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Active, but not aggresive Community tank?: Only with species of similar size
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tankBreeding problems:
Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Sucess: Fairly unsucessfulYears Experience: 2
Other Comments: I put a group of 6 young ones about 2 inches in length in a 55 gallon tank with a 3 inch severum, a 4 inch bala shark and a 2.5 inch paradise fish. I put a bunch of caves on the bottom and floating plants on top to make it shady. as they grew they made pairs so I dragged 3 25 gallon tanks out of my basement and gave each pair its own tank, they went into the caves and stayed in there for almost a month only coming out at night to eat freeze-dried tubifex worms. eventually I lifted up the cave and they were surrounded by a couple of eggs. this happened with all of them. I should have taken the parents out maybe a week after they wouldnt leave the cave. No wonder they wouldnt eat much.
Date this record created: 6th May 2009Breeding date: 2008
Breeder: Bob ChicagoLocation: Cleveland







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