Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)

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Brown Bullhead

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Brown Bullhead Catfish

Ameiurus nebulosus

Challenging

757 Litres (200 US G.)

35.6-50.8cm (14-20 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.6 - 7.6

289.15 K
60.8 °F
520.47 °R
299.15 K
78.8 °F
538.47 °R
16 -26 °C (60.8-78.8°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Uncommon

6-9 years



Additional names

Brown Bullhead, Barbotte Brune, Northern Brown Bullhead

Additional scientific names

Ameiurus lacustris, Ameiurus vulgaris, Amiurus catus, Amiurus nebulosus, Amiurus vulgaris, Ictalurus nebulosus, Pimelodus atrarius, Pimelodus catus, Pimelodus felis, Pimelodus nebulosus, Pimelodus vulgaris, Silurus coenosis


Origin

Sexing

Females are fuller bodied when breeding.

Tank compatibility

Smaller fish will disappear overnight. Peaceful with fish it can not swallow.

Diet

Commercial flake food, bloodworms, lean meats, and tubifex worms are favourites of the bullhead. In the wild they will eat algae, small fish, molluscs, and insects.

Feeding regime

Once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

A coldwater fish, hardy and can survive in outdoor ponds in temperate regions.

Behaviour

These fish are mainly nocturnal, but may be active during the day.

Identification

Can be mistaken for Ameiurus melas but has 5-8 large saw like teeth on rear of pectoral spine. It is a large fish with several barbels around the mouth. The body is olive-green/brown in colour with a paler belly while the fins are brown.

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