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Bi-coloured banjo



Picture of Banjo catfish
Photo © Sean Evans

Common name:Bi-coloured banjo
Scientific name:Bunocephalus amaurus
Synonyms:(none)
Size:Up to 5" (12.5cm)
Origin:South America
Tank setup:Planted tank, preferably with sand substrate and bogwood/rocks for refuges.
Compatibility:Peaceful, community
Temperature:22-26oC (72-79oF)
Water chemistry:Fairly soft, slightly acidic to around neutral ideally, but not critical as long as quality is good.
Feeding:Primarily an insectivore in the wild, but will take flake, pellet and frozen/live foods.
Sexing:Unknown
Breeding:Unknown
Comments: A shy, nocturnal fish which tends to remain hidden during the day, often buried in the substrate. A soft substrate and/or bogwood refuges should therefore be provided. This fish may "play dead" if disturbed. Several species of Banjo catfish are imported, some of which are difficult to distinguish.

 

 

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