riverbeds, deep wells and lakes. Young or sub-adults
form large schools. Prefers to lay over rock and tree
trunks during the day, being more active at sunrise,
sunset and night. Aquarium Care:
Not to be trusted with small fishes as they will be
chased down during the night forays of this catfish.
Would need a large aquarium due to its eventual size
with a clear area to the front of the tank and hiding
places for it during the daylight hours such as large
clay land pipes and clay pots. Diet:
Small feeder fishes, lean beef, aquatic insect larvae,
tablet and frozen foods.
Marble antenna catfish
Amazon, Essequibo, and Orinoco River basins. Type
locality: Peru or Ecuador, Amazon system,
Río Marañon or Río Napo.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl 1995 Aquarien
Atlas. Band 4. Mergus Verlag GmbH, Verlag für
Natur- und Heimtierkunde, Melle, Germany. 864 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2009. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version (010/2010).