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Dwarf Anchor Catfish

The Dwarf Anchor Catfish is a unique small catfish. They only grow to 1.2” in length. They inhabit slow-moving streams with soft sandy substrates.  They are not very active in the aquarium, so you don’t need a lot of room for them.  They prefer cooler temperatures, 64-75o F. They naturally occur in Bangladesh and India.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with an Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

Dwarf Anchor Catfish prefer to be kept in small groups.  They are better housed with species like Dario sp. or Celestial Pearl Danio. It is best not to house them with active bottom-feeding fish as they may be out-competed for food. We feed our Dwarf Anchor Catfish Brine Shrimp, Frozen Bloodworms, and other frozen foods. 

Their scientific name is Hara jerdoni.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Gh: 6 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 5
  • TDS: 100 to 200
  • Temp: 70 to 78

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Malaysian or Mopani
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

they hide in lil cracks and under things. it is fun to see find them in my 70 gallon.

Jim Wierski

Coolest nano catfish out there. Healthy on arrival, active....

darren ascano
Love these little guys!!!

They all came in healthy and excited. Theyre enjoying their new home very very active alot.

Awesome little cats

First time ever doing a nano tank as they call them. These little guys caught may attention and figured they would work. Great addition for any small fish tank that has peaceful fish. Doing this a little different than most, these were my first inhabitants and seem pretty happy. During the day they find the craziest places to sit or hang from. Not very active. About an hour or so after the lights are out they are all over the place and fun to watch.
This has been the first time purchasing from FLIP, I had reserves on shipping live pets from past experiences with other companies.
I highly recommend FLIP for the professional way they have done this. Well packaged for protection, Easy to order and shipments on time with the 24 hour deal.
I will be buying more from here knowing I am getting healthy pets. I know many detest paying for next day. Don't kid yourself and put a live animal through stress.
FLIP will deliver a healthy pet on time to make your experience a fantastic one.

Christina Merrigan
Dwarf Anchor catfish

They are awesome!Anchor catfish