Catfish tube for witch catfish – continuous open clay cave
When breeding and keeping witch catfish, it is vital for the fish to only find open clay pipes in the aquarium because they can only move forward. Our open catfish tube is especially suitable for these animals.
But also other catfish and invertebrates need open caves as hiding places with escape possibilities.
For breeding purposes, the size of the animals determines the required cave size. Rough rule of thumb:
Diameter = width of the coral body + one mammary fin
Length = 1-1.5 times the body length of the catfish male
Narrower caves are usually preferred.
All ARGIDO products are handmade and not cast. The diameter is always the same for each cave size, only the shape can differ slightly. By the manual production it can come to easy variations in width/height/length also within the individual sizes, which many catfish fans welcome, since also the fish have different preferences.
Another important point for the breeding of catfish is the condition of the cave surfaces. Because they are not cast, the surface of our spawning caves is always slightly rough and never as smooth as cast ones. This advantage may already be known to some catfish breeders: If the surface of the interior is too smooth, the spawning bales have no hold and get out of the cave all too easily. However, if the surface is at least slightly rough, as is almost always the case with hand-modeled caves, the clutch can adhere better to the cave wall and the risk of flushing out is reduced.
We would be happy to manufacture these models for you in the special colours of the AquaKeramik range on request.