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Cetopsidae Cetopsidae = ( set TOP sid dee )

Commonly known as "Whale Catfishes" because of the origin of the first  name Cetopis, meaning "looks like a whale"

There are 42 species in this family and they are not too popular in the hobby due to their inactivity in the aquarium. One member of this genus the "Candiru" is a voracious predator on other wounded fish in its habitat, burying into the flesh of the animal.


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