Catfish | Bumble Bee Catfish

Catfish | Bumble Bee Catfish

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Microglanis iheringi

Common Name: South American Bumblebee Catfish

Adult Size: 3 - 4 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Venezuela and Columbia, South America

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:  

  • Temperature Range: 70-79° F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 7.5
  • Hardness Range: 9 - 19

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous, but prefers sinking tablets, frozen foods, freeze dried foods, or even small sinking granules. The fish will come out of hiding during the daytime if there is food present.

Breeding & Spawning: Difficult to breed in captivity. Those aquarium hobbyists who have had success breeding this species increased the temperature in the tank from 72 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit and performed a large water change to encourage spawning. It is also suspected that feeding a widely varied diet may help to condition this species for breeding.

Gender: Difficult to differentiate between male and female. Females are noticeably plumper than males.

Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

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