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The Banjo Catfish when viewed from above, is a medium-sized catfish with a broad flat head, a long skinny body that resembles the shape of a guitar, and a lumpy-looking head; hence its native name “Guitarrita“. Banjos are nocturnal bottom-dwellers, so they will be seen only rarely during the day. They are bottom feeders and will help eat leftover food and keep the tank clean which makes them a good fish for community tanks.
Recommended Tank Parameters:
Minimum Tank Size: 60l
Lifespan: 8-12 Years
Habitat: Banjo Catfish are best kept in a biotope setup with a soft, sandy substrate covered with rocks, pieces of driftwood, a few large hardy plants, and a layer of dried oak or Indian Almond Leaves on the bottom for them to hide among.
Diet: Banjo catfish are omnivorous. High-quality sinking pellets and freeze-dried or frozen meaty foods will be readily accepted. These fish will eat most types of fish food, but they love live food such as bloodworms.
Temperament: Peaceful, if you have a fine substrate, they are most likely to burrow themselves and disappear hours at a time.
Adult Size: 12-15cm
Selling Size: 3+cm