Catfish tube – flat clay pipe – open on both sides
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.
Different sized catfish also require different sized caves, so we have developed a few different sized shallow caves for you or your catfish, with which you can structure the habitat of your specialists. Here you will find open shallow tubes for a crevice landscape.
These flat models are also available as closed caves.
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 tubes 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 catfish or shrimp.
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 clay pipes are handmade and shaped. Therefore, each one has different characteristics on the outside and inside. You will receive a unique specimen in each case.
This catfish tube is overall flattened and rather flat than semicircular.