(1) Jim Makin (1) Wolfgang
Iain Briggs (2)
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. Feed
every two days as they will get obese.
Giant Bumblebee Catfish
Rivers of northeastern South America from Lake Maracaibo
basin to eastern Brazil (Shibatta, 2003a) and Magdalena
and Cauca River basins, Colombia. Type locality:
Cayenne, French Guiana.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.