Jim Makin (1) Chris Ralph
(2) Daniel Blom (1) Erlend
D. Bertelsen (2)
Microglanis iheringi is one of twenty six,
small to medium sized pims, found in this family,
and as such is a good addition to the medium sized
community tank, and will not harm the occupants unless
they are small enough to fit into its mouth such as
newly born fry and young fish. If you keep livebearers
such as Guppies and Platies in with them you will
very rarely be overrun with fry as the Bumblebee Catfish
will promptly finish them off on its night time prowls.
Hiding places such as rockwork, plants and or wood
will benefit this species and help, along with regular
water changes, to keep this "Bumblebee Catfish"
happy in its surroundings. Diet:
Can be fed a varied diet of tablet food, pellets,
worm foods and frozen food such as bloodworm.
South American Bumblebee catfish
Turmero River basin, Venezuela. Type locality:
Río Turmero, Aragua, Venezuela.