AquaKeramik Catfish Cave made of clay Ø 40 mm length 12 cm front entrance
This clay cave is closed on one side with a length of approx. 12 cm and a diameter of approx. 4 cm.
Front entrance caves of this type are often used for breeding Ancistrus, Hypancistrus and Peckoltia species as well as other L-catfish species such as L134, L169, L184, L374, L201, L204, L236 or L398.
But it is also very suitable for larger crayfish.
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, 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.
The catfish caves are handmade and shaped. Therefore, each one has different characteristics on the outside and inside. You will receive a unique specimen in each case.