AquaKeramik Catfish Cave made of clay Ø 25 mm length 10 cm front entrance
This clay cave is closed on one side with a length of approx. 10 cm and a diameter of approx. 2.5 cm.
Front entrance caves of this size are often used for breeding small L catfish species such as L46, L174 or L280. But also young, adolescent loricariids and small to medium-sized crayfish like to hide here. Quickly and easily accepted by the animals, the young catfish seek shelter in it and can thus develop and grow very well.
We use stoneware clay for the production of our clay articles, which can be highly fired 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.
The catfish caves are handmade and shaped. Therefore, each one has different features on the outside and inside. You will receive a unique specimen in each case.
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