Catfish cave made of clay conically shaped and flat for crevice breeders.
The natural habitats of our catfish offer many different structures to which the various species have adapted. For example, there are some L catfish species that live between stones in narrow crevices and also reproduce there.
In these conically shaped front entrance cavities with the width continuously decreasing towards the back, pretty much every individual finds the right place to anchor in order to be able to fan the clutch from an optimal position.
We use stoneware clay for the production of our clay articles, which can be fired to a high temperature and contains a varying proportion of fireclay depending on the product.
On the one hand, this makes our caves very stable and durable. On the other hand, this means that the surfaces are never completely smooth, which provides an excellent basis for surface growth, which in turn is very readily grazed by the catfish.
This slightly rough surface of the cave also benefits the adhesive properties of most fish eggs without damaging the eggs. The eggs adhere better to the cave wall, minimising the risk of the eggs being flushed out of the cave.
approx. 5 cm (at the entrance) x 15 cm
Height: approx. 2-2.5 cm