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Pseudopimelodus bufonius (Valenciennes, 1840)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1) Jim Makin (1) Wolfgang Ros (6) Iain Briggs (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

Aquarium Care: Very predatory so tank mates would have to be of similar size or larger. Give this species plenty of hiding places to keep it happy in its surroundings. Diet: Will eat most foods such as frozen, live, sinking tablets and pellets.

Common Name:

Giant Bumblebee Catfish

Synonyms:

Pimelodus bufonius 

Family:

Pseudopimelodidaeycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Rivers of northeastern South America from Lake Maracaibo to eastern  Brazil

Size:

24.5cm. (9¾ins)

Temp:

24-28°C (75-83°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

 

 

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                                                                                                updated = September 23, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017