Aspredo, Bunocephalus, Agmus or Platystacus families
68-75 deg F
Live Foods, Blood worms, Brine Shrimp
50 gallon tank or larger
As dark as possible
Peaceful by themselves, However DO NOT keep with Kuhlii Loaches or small Eels. They will end up as food
These fish love to bury themselves in sandy substrate, can and will uproot plants within the tank. Closely related to the Whiptail Catfish. Strangely their scales actually contains Keratin, so it can be called "Skin". They also shed their skin from time to time. The filtration system can easily get clogged by the shedding habits of this fish.