Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")
5.8 - 7.8
20-25.6°C (68 -78 °F)
- Banjo Catfish, Guitarrita, Bicolor Banjo Catfish
Additional scientific names
- Dysichthys coracoideus, Bunocephalus bicolor
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: Amazon River basin.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Mature females are more stocky than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful fish compatible most other peaceful fish of similar size, smaller fish may be eaten however.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most meaty foods including bloodworm, tubifex, small earthworms as well as flake, pellets and sinking tablets.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- A nocturnal catfish so feed just before lights out, however, some Banjos may feed during the day, it depends on their character.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a fine, soft sandy substrate, with cover in the form of rocks, wood, large plants or leaves.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- This fish will bury itself in the substrate, frequently disappearing completely from sight. It may also eat small fish such as Neon Tetras or fry, as well as small shrimp. Can uproot plants so it is best to plant robust ones if any.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A medium sized brown catfish with a broad flat head and long narrow body, has quite a lumpy head. It is similar to other species of Banjo catfish but this one is smaller than its relatives.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
|Showing its hiding skills:|
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )