Catfish cave Spawning cave made of clay very shallow with front entrance
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 rock crevices and also reproduce there.
Very small species that need very narrow caves often have a hard time in the “normal” standard models. Our small shallow cave can help here.
For Lasiancistrus and Pseudolithoxus
With an inner height of approx. 1 cm, this catfish cave is perfectly suitable for crevice breeders such as Lasiancistrus or Pseudolithoxus.
We use stoneware clay for the production of our clay articles, which can be high 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, 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.
Size approx. 4×12 cm
Inner height approx. 1 cm