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Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus)
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Banjo Catfish (Bunocephalus coracoideus)

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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:

Temperature: 22-28°C

Ph: 6.0-7.5

Minimum Tank Size: 60l

Care Information

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