Banjo Catfish

Latin Name

Aspredo, Bunocephalus, Agmus or Platystacus families

pH Value

6.5-6.8

Water Temperature

68-75 deg F

Size

2"-17"

Breeding

Egg Layers

Feeding

Live Foods, Blood worms, Brine Shrimp

Notes

50 gallon tank or larger

Lighting

As dark as possible

Temperament

Peaceful by themselves, However DO NOT keep with Kuhlii Loaches or small Eels. They will end up as food

Comments

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.