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Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish | Rineloricaria

Are you looking for a unique and beautiful addition to your aquarium? Look no further than the Red Lizard Whiptail! This majestic and captivating catfish species is bred in captivity. The Red Lizard Catfish is an ideal choice for any community aquarium due to their peaceful nature. This species prefers an aquarium with driftwood due to it's diet of biofilm and algae. It will also appreciate veggies and the occasional meaty treat of frozen daphnia. Give your aquarium a unique touch, and add a Red Lizard Whiptail today!

  • Red Lizard Whiptail is bred in captivity, so you can be sure of its quality and health.
  • Create an aquarium that replicates its natural environment with plenty of driftwood for the Red Lizard Whiptail to hide and explore.
  • A peaceful fish that gets along with most other non-aggressive fish and invertebrates, making it ideal for community tanks.
  • Maxing out at a modest 4.5 inches, the Red Lizard Whiptail will fit into any aquarium without taking up too much space.


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

The scientific name for the Red Lizard Whiptail that we import is Rineloricaria sp.

We feed our Whiptail Catfish a mix of NorthFin Veggie and Community. Their main food is NorthFin Kelp Wafers and unsalted green beans. 

Our Tank Parameters:

  • Ph: 7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh:  4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations:

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Malaysian or Mopani
  • Cones: Alder Cones

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Darcie Blanchard

So very alien looking in all the coolest ways, and yet he just..chills with my shrimp and Khuli Loaches, even allowing my orange ones, who are the only ones to pick up this habit so far, to land on and give him a spa treatment. Thinking of possibly getting another 1 or 2, after I do some research. Would definitely recommend if you want a chill partner in your 'cleanup crew'.

Finn Hall
A really beautiful fishy

I’ve always been hesitant to buy fish online so I was incredibly happy when my order arrived and all of the livestock arrived alive a

Michael Kolb

I had been looking for a different algae eater to put in my two tanks, we'll when I saw an advertisement from prime time aquatics that you had lizard tail catfish I jumped at it. It was my first time ordering fish that were unseen and online I also ordered some other fish, they all came in great condition. I put two in each tank and there doing great. They are darker in color so their a little harder to see right now, but all are doing good and very nice looking. Thank you so much for the great service, I really was uncertain of the condition they would come in and how long they would make it. This turned out better then if I would have bought them at one of the stores that I go to. I also like to thank prime time aquatics for the heads up.

Dalton Williams
Red Whiptail Catfish are Amazing!

I am very pleased with my red whiptail catfish, I am surprise to see them out as much as I do. They appear to be very healthy I cannot wait to put them in their permanent homes.

Joe Matzke
Great service.

My order arrived in great shape my fish were well packed, and there were no casualties. They even added a few extra fish to my order I will definitely order from them again.