Catfish Clay Cave Short & Flat
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.
This small clay cave is overall rather shallow and very short, just a small crevice cave. Combined with stones and our larger crevice cave, it offers L catfish such as L168, L034 and other crevice dwellers a varied and species-appropriate hiding place.
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.
Width inside: approx. 12 cm
Length: approx. 8 cm
Height inside: approx. 2.5 cm