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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 12 reviews
Sherrie Prestwich
Unique little Catfish

These are such unique little catfish, amazingly pretty in their own special way, shipping was wonderful thank you

Kiara Johnson
Great little fish

So cute and very active when the lights are off. I ordered two for the one I already had. I ordered 2 from another company but one was DOA so I wanted to try Flip Aquatics. Great choice because they arrived healthy and very already very active in the tank with my other one.

Christopher Williams

Amazing little fish. Definitely glad I got them.


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....