Common Name(s)
Flagtail catfish, stripedtail catfish
Scientific Name
Dianema urostriatum
Family
Callichthyidae
Origin
Amazon river basin
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
5 inches
Minimum Tank Size
40 gallon
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular, but does prefer sand
Tank Region
Middle-bottom
Diet
Unfussy. Will eat from the surface. You can feed them sinking pellets, bloodworms, earthworms, etc.
Breeding
Bubble nester
Compatibility
With either smaller or same-sized community fish that are temp-compatible. They will not do as well with larger fish, but they are more robust than D. longibarbis
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 77-82 Fahrenheit
Dianema_urostriata.jpg

By Haplochromis - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3886248

Not a schooling fish, but can be kept in groups. Very peaceful.

The first few rays of its pectoral fins will be thickened in males. Mature females are more rounder-bodied.